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by Nick Gangas
July 9th, 2020, 11:13 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Chicago Restaurant Thread
Replies: 785
Views: 42282

Re: Chicago Restaurant Thread

Going to GT Fish and Oyster tonight. Excited.
by Nick Gangas
July 8th, 2020, 12:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 13662
Views: 666529

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

15 Chevillon LSG
17 Lafon MP
by Nick Gangas
July 6th, 2020, 7:20 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Chicago Restaurant Thread
Replies: 785
Views: 42282

Re: Chicago Restaurant Thread

First let me say how sad I am that Blackbird is closing. We loved that place so much. Really the epitome of what made Chicago dining great. Great and fresh cooking in a cool but casual atmosphere. We moved to the west loop in 99 so we dined there a bunch. Smoked outside with Donny and had plenty of ...
by Nick Gangas
July 2nd, 2020, 7:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: RIP Tony Terlato
Replies: 5
Views: 794

Re: RIP Tony Terlato

Such a shame. Hell of a guy. Can't think of anyone who did more for wine in this city.
by Nick Gangas
June 26th, 2020, 9:56 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Chicago Restaurant Thread
Replies: 785
Views: 42282

Re: Chicago Restaurant Thread

George Hejna wrote:
June 25th, 2020, 2:39 pm
Nick Gangas wrote:
June 23rd, 2020, 3:34 pm
ok. My friend and partner is coming in town in 2 weeks. Trying to figure out where to go but don't know at this point who will even be open. I'd love to do sushi.
Mako is taking reservations. Omakase Yume is not yet.

George
Perfect.

Thanks George.
by Nick Gangas
June 24th, 2020, 9:26 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 13662
Views: 666529

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

YLee wrote:
June 24th, 2020, 8:49 am
William Kelley wrote:
June 24th, 2020, 8:37 am
2017 Ramonet Montrachet magnum
3x 2006 Rayas
3x 2007 Rayas
3x 2007 Rayas blanc
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big shooter.
by Nick Gangas
June 23rd, 2020, 3:34 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Chicago Restaurant Thread
Replies: 785
Views: 42282

Re: Chicago Restaurant Thread

ok. My friend and partner is coming in town in 2 weeks. Trying to figure out where to go but don't know at this point who will even be open. I'd love to do sushi.
by Nick Gangas
June 22nd, 2020, 8:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 13662
Views: 666529

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

18 Drouhin amoureuses.
by Nick Gangas
June 22nd, 2020, 6:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: books ?
Replies: 54
Views: 2647

Re: books ?

Thanks all for some great selections.
by Nick Gangas
June 22nd, 2020, 5:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 12025
Views: 448797

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

2017 Edmond Vatan Sancerre Clos la Néore Oh momma. 😭😭 Lol. Was the right wine to pair with pan-seared, freshly caught hogfish and grouper. My son had been deep-sea fishing that day. I neer had hog fish before. We were in Key West last summer and my buddy told to pick it up on our way over to his ho...
by Nick Gangas
June 22nd, 2020, 3:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine insurance for wines stored at offsite storage
Replies: 43
Views: 1371

Re: Wine insurance for wines stored at offsite storage

here's my strategy. I have insurance for $100,000. Now my cellar is worth much more and in 2 places. So if one burns down will I be made whole ? no. But I still have a lot of wine in another location. I then can spend what I want to replace on what I want but will probably bank a bunch. My cost is ...
by Nick Gangas
June 22nd, 2020, 12:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine insurance for wines stored at offsite storage
Replies: 43
Views: 1371

Re: Wine insurance for wines stored at offsite storage

here's my strategy. I have insurance for $100,000. Now my cellar is worth much more and in 2 places. So if one burns down will I be made whole ? no. But I still have a lot of wine in another location. I then can spend what I want to replace on what I want but will probably bank a bunch. My cost is a...
by Nick Gangas
June 22nd, 2020, 12:05 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Chicago Restaurant Thread
Replies: 785
Views: 42282

Re: Chicago Restaurant Thread

Lori said we should have already started indoor dining. Very curious statement. I can only imagine she looked at the budget and panicked. So much for data. Yes and nothing form the state yet. Said we "should" be a go on Friday but no guidance. The clown show continues on. https://coronavirus.illino...
by Nick Gangas
June 22nd, 2020, 8:22 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Chicago Restaurant Thread
Replies: 785
Views: 42282

Re: Chicago Restaurant Thread

Looks like we are 'Go' for indoor dining starting Friday June 26. Lori said we should have already started indoor dining. Very curious statement. I can only imagine she looked at the budget and panicked. So much for data. Yes and nothing form the state yet. Said we "should" be a go on Friday but no...
by Nick Gangas
June 16th, 2020, 11:55 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: books ?
Replies: 54
Views: 2647

Re: books ?

time to bring this one back to life. Anything new for a beach read ? wine/food or restaurant related.
by Nick Gangas
June 15th, 2020, 1:01 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Chicago Restaurant Thread
Replies: 785
Views: 42282

Re: Chicago Restaurant Thread

Yes. Check out the Loyalist dine in menu. I have brought many bottles to Smyth. Shouldn't be an issue. https://www.smythandtheloyalist.com/the-loyalist/ George This looks interesting. Still wanting something more upscale. I made a reso at RPM Seafood. We'll see. I think it might be difficult to com...
by Nick Gangas
June 14th, 2020, 1:39 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Chicago Restaurant Thread
Replies: 785
Views: 42282

Re: Chicago Restaurant Thread

Really looking for a place to dine out. Would also love to be able to bring a bottle. Yes. Check out the Loyalist dine in menu. I have brought many bottles to Smyth. Shouldn't be an issue. https://www.smythandtheloyalist.com/the-loyalist/ George This looks interesting. Still wanting something more ...
by Nick Gangas
June 13th, 2020, 12:29 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Chicago Restaurant Thread
Replies: 785
Views: 42282

Re: Chicago Restaurant Thread

Really looking for a place to dine out.
Would also love to be able to bring a bottle.
by Nick Gangas
June 13th, 2020, 10:14 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Chicago Restaurant Thread
Replies: 785
Views: 42282

Re: Chicago Restaurant Thread

My anniversary today. Not going today but any recommendations for dinner ? Prefer to go out this week.
by Nick Gangas
June 11th, 2020, 8:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 04 Raveneau Montee de Tonnerre
Replies: 8
Views: 556

Re: TN: 04 Raveneau Montee de Tonnerre

one of my all time fav bottlings.
by Nick Gangas
June 9th, 2020, 8:19 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Have you received your DRC Allocation?
Replies: 151
Views: 11074

Re: Have you received your DRC Allocation?

I was under the impression that DRC raises prices every 3 years ?
by Nick Gangas
June 9th, 2020, 8:15 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Diamond Creek Offer - Only the rich need apply
Replies: 97
Views: 7472

Re: Diamond Creek Offer - Only the rich need apply

Al shocked his contempories in the 70s with bold new high pricing, his 1972 was $12.50, pricey at the time. He may have been first at $25 price point as well, IIRC. It is my recollection that the 1987s were the first Napa wines offered at $100. Lake Vineyard. I knew one local critic who blew his st...
by Nick Gangas
June 3rd, 2020, 5:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: CHARITY RAFFLE NAACP LDF - super secret additional raffle run - we hit our max goal of $60,000!!
Replies: 327
Views: 14429

Re: CHARITY RAFFLE - INCREDIBLE RARE WINE/MAGNUMS INSIDE

So PayPal then I do t need to send you a screenshot ?
by Nick Gangas
May 21st, 2020, 7:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 13662
Views: 666529

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

14 Lafon MP
mag of 13 Bartolo Artist
by Nick Gangas
May 20th, 2020, 2:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A virtual vertical of Marcel Juge cornas- 2010-2015.
Replies: 25
Views: 1287

Re: A virtual vertical of Marcel Juge cornas- 2010-2015.

what vintage of Juge did we have in Chicago last year ?
by Nick Gangas
May 20th, 2020, 2:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 12025
Views: 448797

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

had the 16 Boisson BB last night with sushi.
by Nick Gangas
May 20th, 2020, 2:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Will stock market collapse equal lower prices at wine auctions?
Replies: 212
Views: 16359

Re: Will stock market collapse equal lower prices at wine auctions?

A.Gillette wrote:
May 19th, 2020, 6:25 pm
Checking in here since it’s been a while. Over the last year, the S&P 500 is...up roughly 1%.
A
year over year ? hmmmm
by Nick Gangas
May 16th, 2020, 11:50 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: LTB: Older Lafarge
Replies: 2
Views: 347

Re: LTB: Older Lafarge

define older ?
by Nick Gangas
May 15th, 2020, 1:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 13662
Views: 666529

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

14 and 17 Jadot Chevalier Montrachet.
by Nick Gangas
May 13th, 2020, 3:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: In a world without DRC...
Replies: 62
Views: 5374

Re: In a world without DRC...

I think the answer of Leroy is missing the point. I'm assuming the OP was seeking out the next best thing kind of answer. Leroy is both harder to obtain and more expensive.

Anne Gros from the 90's was making a hell of a Richebourg.
by Nick Gangas
May 12th, 2020, 2:16 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: Selling Tudor S&G and Bell and Ross Chrono
Replies: 5
Views: 1789

Re: Selling 2 Watches

AlexOradei wrote:
May 12th, 2020, 7:25 am
Taking any wine trades?
I guess if it would be good value for me. I'm trying to sell these and buy a few more.
by Nick Gangas
May 11th, 2020, 3:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A virtual vertical of Marcel Juge cornas- 2010-2015.
Replies: 25
Views: 1287

Re: A virtual vertical of Marcel Juge cornas- 2010-2015.

c fu wrote:
May 11th, 2020, 1:46 pm
Nathan Smyth wrote:
May 11th, 2020, 1:34 pm
C Chen wrote:
May 11th, 2020, 12:48 pm
The only thing sexier than the Juge vertical... is...
...all of the wines getting precisely the same 93 point score.

Speaking of which, are any of these up around the 95-97 or 98-100 point ranges?
Think you might have me confused with the other chinese guy
well you know, you all....
by Nick Gangas
May 11th, 2020, 1:14 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Chicago Restaurant Thread
Replies: 785
Views: 42282

Re: Chicago Restaurant Thread

Alinea group selling its rare whiskies. how do I find this ? Most of the “cherries” have been picked. Report back of you end up grabbing anything. https://thealineagroupstore.com/collections/the-aviary-spirits-cellar umm nothing for me but thanks. someone told me The Office has a barrel pick 14 yea...
by Nick Gangas
May 7th, 2020, 8:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 13662
Views: 666529

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

3 btls. 15 Rousseau Ruchottes.
by Nick Gangas
May 5th, 2020, 6:07 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 19 Burgundy
Replies: 11
Views: 949

19 Burgundy

Any feelings yet on this vintage ? What was the weather like ? I feel like we used to get early reports on conditions.

Trying to figure out my buying strategy vs 18's. Not sure 18 is my cup of tea.
by Nick Gangas
May 3rd, 2020, 1:14 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Chicago Restaurant Thread
Replies: 785
Views: 42282

Re: Chicago Restaurant Thread

Corey N. wrote:
April 30th, 2020, 11:13 am
Alinea group selling its rare whiskies.
how do I find this ?
by Nick Gangas
April 28th, 2020, 8:24 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How good is Chevillon?
Replies: 92
Views: 4935

Re: How good is Chevillon?

I have some 99 LSG Jon. Next time we meet. The '99s have got to be great! I’ve got some 88, 93, 02 LSG.... Chevy vertical would be a ton of fun. Let’s get a dinner together post-COVID, fellas! I'm in. I love Chevillon. always shines when you bring to dinner. I have most vintages since 05 also.
by Nick Gangas
April 27th, 2020, 5:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How good is Chevillon?
Replies: 92
Views: 4935

Re: How good is Chevillon?

I have some 99 LSG Jon. Next time we meet.
by Nick Gangas
April 26th, 2020, 12:33 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: Selling Tudor S&G and Bell and Ross Chrono
Replies: 5
Views: 1789

Re: Selling 2 Watches

What time is it ?
by Nick Gangas
April 26th, 2020, 12:33 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Chicago Restaurant Thread
Replies: 785
Views: 42282

Re: Chicago Restaurant Thread

Did the prime rib and chicken from Roister. Pretty good. Great prices too.

also shameless plug alert. We (Steak and Vine) are offering half off our entire wine list. Even the high end stuff. Must order dinner with it.
by Nick Gangas
April 26th, 2020, 8:56 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: G. Conterno And The Future
Replies: 85
Views: 8457

Re: G. Conterno And The Future

I think too there's a difference when we are talking release price and the the after market 3 or 5 year forward price.
by Nick Gangas
April 25th, 2020, 8:17 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: G. Conterno And The Future
Replies: 85
Views: 8457

Re: G. Conterno And The Future

It's interesting to me that you made this comparison, because it seems to me that Monfortino and Salon would have the same potential buyer: those who want what they want and will pay regardless of price. The only question is whether there are enough of them to buy out supply. The answer is no. Ever...
by Nick Gangas
April 23rd, 2020, 7:12 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: Selling Tudor S&G and Bell and Ross Chrono
Replies: 5
Views: 1789

Re: Selling 2 Watches

add a new watch
by Nick Gangas
April 22nd, 2020, 8:00 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: Selling Tudor S&G and Bell and Ross Chrono
Replies: 5
Views: 1789

Selling Tudor S&G and Bell and Ross Chrono

I'm selling a Tudor S&G Black Bay. Leather Strap. Box and papers included. 40MM

$2500

37MM Bell and Ross Chrono. Open back. Flyback ? Tan face on brown leather strap. No box or papers

$1500

I can send pics of either.

Send inquiries to nickgangas@yahoo.com

Thank you

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