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by ybarselah
June 10th, 2019, 11:59 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Really expensive Cast Iron Skillets
Replies: 27
Views: 1357

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: 2072
Views: 114961

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: 300

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: 300

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: 99
Views: 4180

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: 99
Views: 4180

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: 99
Views: 4180

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: 99
Views: 4180

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: 2072
Views: 114961

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: 3291

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: 3291

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: 2883

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: 28
Views: 1296

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: 949

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: 381

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: 878

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: 1980

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: 253

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: 9099

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: 9099

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
by ybarselah
May 6th, 2019, 3:34 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Ken Onion Worksharp Knife sharpener
Replies: 21
Views: 722

Re: Ken Onion Worksharp Knife sharpener

Tom G l a s g o w wrote:
May 6th, 2019, 2:38 pm
Thanks , I have some regular knives to hone my skills on.
these puns are getting rather dull.
by ybarselah
May 6th, 2019, 12:57 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Ken Onion Worksharp Knife sharpener
Replies: 21
Views: 722

Re: Ken Onion Worksharp Knife sharpener

George Hejna wrote:
May 5th, 2019, 11:19 am
Is Thanos sharpening them?

George
not anymore
by ybarselah
May 3rd, 2019, 3:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Stupid poll time
Replies: 19
Views: 783

Re: Stupid poll time

we need a FMK for burgundy, bordeaux, and scotch
by ybarselah
May 1st, 2019, 9:58 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Is Guigal a casualty of Parker’s retirement
Replies: 237
Views: 9841

Re: Is Guigal a casualty of Parker’s retirement

I have been watching Guigal, as I have a few older ones coming up at auction. Once the most expensive Rhone, prices seem very soft. I keep getting pricing from various European and US merchants, and it’s clear other Rhones have caught up and surpassed them. Remember in the old days how hard they we...
by ybarselah
May 1st, 2019, 9:56 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Nice deal on Laguiole en Aubrac corkscrews at Drop
Replies: 28
Views: 958

Re: Nice deal on Laguiole en Aubrac corkscrews at Drop

my name is yaacov, not yacov. so not sure what you're seeing. Could have been Yaacov too (same name). This was only offered to someone just signing up, so if you've been a member for awhile you probably won't see it. Can't take a screen shot of it now. Sorry, but I know what I saw. okay, i'll wait ...
by ybarselah
May 1st, 2019, 9:39 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Nice deal on Laguiole en Aubrac corkscrews at Drop
Replies: 28
Views: 958

Re: Nice deal on Laguiole en Aubrac corkscrews at Drop

my name is yaacov, not yacov. so not sure what you're seeing.
by ybarselah
May 1st, 2019, 8:07 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Nice deal on Laguiole en Aubrac corkscrews at Drop
Replies: 28
Views: 958

Re: Nice deal on Laguiole en Aubrac corkscrews at Drop

Andrew Demaree wrote:
April 30th, 2019, 4:10 pm
Am I missing something, or are you guys really saying that a $110 corkscrew is a bargain?
no, it's a "nice deal" not a "bargain"

please let me know if you need additional information.
by ybarselah
May 1st, 2019, 8:05 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Nice deal on Laguiole en Aubrac corkscrews at Drop
Replies: 28
Views: 958

Re: Nice deal on Laguiole en Aubrac corkscrews at Drop

Markus S wrote:
May 1st, 2019, 7:25 am
ybarselah wrote:
May 1st, 2019, 7:18 am
oh duh, here's $10 off for new folks...

https://drop.com/?referer=KHHQTR
Are You the 'Yacov' offering the $10 off??
huh?
by ybarselah
April 30th, 2019, 2:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Can a wine be "slightly" corked?
Replies: 109
Views: 1569

Re: Can a wine be "slightly" corked?

But here's my take. TCA affects the wine. If you cannot tell that it is TCA that affects the wine, okay, you can't perceive it. But the wine is affected. You may have a different take away about the wine (it's muted, good earth and leather, slight funk I'm digging) but it's not what the wine would ...
by ybarselah
April 30th, 2019, 1:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Nice deal on Laguiole en Aubrac corkscrews at Drop
Replies: 28
Views: 958

Re: Nice deal on Laguiole en Aubrac corkscrews at Drop

yeah, seemed kind of like too good to be true maybe not.
by ybarselah
April 30th, 2019, 1:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Can a wine be "slightly" corked?
Replies: 109
Views: 1569

Re: Can a wine be "slightly" corked?

If I read it correctly it affects all wines in a similar fashion -- but different people may have different levels of sensitivity. given this sentence, i don't think that's right: all haloanisoles have similar odors, but their sensory impacts in wine vary with the specific compound and wine charact...
by ybarselah
April 30th, 2019, 1:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Can a wine be "slightly" corked?
Replies: 109
Views: 1569

Re: Can a wine be "slightly" corked?

given the fact that it's naturally occurring that corks aren't the sole source of TCA and there is a fairly consistent perceptible range for humans, i'm curious what the counter-argument (that it is binary) could possibly be? Imagine a glass of wine has 1 oz of poison that causes 50% of humans die ...
by ybarselah
April 30th, 2019, 12:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Nice deal on Laguiole en Aubrac corkscrews at Drop
Replies: 28
Views: 958

Nice deal on Laguiole en Aubrac corkscrews at Drop

i've gotten a few things from these guys over the years. they pre-sell and then place a large order with the supplier. never had an issue.

edit: they're $110


https://drop.com/buy/laguiole-en-aubrac ... rer=KHHQTR
by ybarselah
April 30th, 2019, 12:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Can a wine be "slightly" corked?
Replies: 109
Views: 1569

Re: Can a wine be "slightly" corked?

given the fact that it's naturally occurring that corks aren't the sole source of TCA and there is a fairly consistent perceptible range for humans, i'm curious what the counter-argument (that it is binary) could possibly be?
by ybarselah
April 26th, 2019, 10:56 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Can you saber sparkling juice with a bottle cap?
Replies: 34
Views: 701

Re: Can you saber sparkling juice with a bottle cap?

stitches. lots and lots of stitches.
by ybarselah
April 26th, 2019, 9:21 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Celebrating CellarTracker's Fifteenth Anniversary
Replies: 60
Views: 1194

Re: TN: Celebrating CellarTracker's Fifteenth Anniversary

congrats and, wow, quite an achievement. the entire wine world should be appreciative your collective efforts.
by ybarselah
April 26th, 2019, 8:06 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Why are you into wine ?
Replies: 35
Views: 1394

Re: Why are you into wine ?

the free helicopter rides.
by ybarselah
April 22nd, 2019, 6:43 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Brett in Burgundy - the red wine premox?
Replies: 60
Views: 2783

Re: Brett in Burgundy - the red wine premox?

i'd love to read this article. can someone please send it to me?
by ybarselah
April 21st, 2019, 10:41 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: FS: Faiveley Grands Cru 2005 - cheap!!
Replies: 17
Views: 1678

Re: FS: Faiveley Grands Cru 2005 - cheap!!

bump for the few remaining bottles. thanks.
by ybarselah
April 15th, 2019, 7:58 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: FS: Faiveley Grands Cru 2005 - cheap!!
Replies: 17
Views: 1678

Re: FS: Faiveley Grands Cru 2005 - cheap!!

clos Vougeot reduced significantly. take em!!!!
by ybarselah
April 10th, 2019, 9:28 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: wine-searcher pro price increase
Replies: 50
Views: 3786

Re: wine-searcher pro price increase

Is the pro version any more accurate when it comes to inventories? I've learned the hard way to check the store's website every time. Too many times wines have been shown on the free version of W-S that were sold out long ago. wine-searcher has nothing to do with inventories, they rely on the store...
by ybarselah
April 8th, 2019, 6:10 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What do you use to monitor temp and humidly in your cellar?
Replies: 206
Views: 12593

Re: What do you use to monitor temp and humidly in your cellar?

Robert M yers wrote:
April 7th, 2019, 8:30 pm
So where do you buy these wireless tags? There’s a tiny buy button on the bottom but it doesn’t take you to a commerce page?
https://goo.gl/xJFVxC

scroll down to the wine cellar entry on this page and it will have everything you need....

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