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by Barry L i p t o n
July 12th, 2020, 2:09 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: New York City Restaurants
Replies: 2477
Views: 153509

Re: New York City Restaurants

Ordering direct is much better service here in suburban LA. If there is a mixup, the restaurant disavows any responsiblity, you get a refund, but usually about 2 hours after you expected dinner to arrive. Can happen with a direct order as well, but about 10% as often. Also, the ordering flexibility ...
by Barry L i p t o n
June 28th, 2020, 12:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2019 Emrich-Schönleber „Mineral“ - what a value
Replies: 3
Views: 305

Re: TN: 2019 Emrich-Schönleber „Mineral“ - what a value

Thanks!

Not sure it won't be priced double in the US, but I'll look out for it. Still not over here yet.
by Barry L i p t o n
June 25th, 2020, 3:53 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: New York City Restaurants
Replies: 2477
Views: 153509

Re: New York City Restaurants

Laborio is to Gelato as Katz is to Pastrami
by Barry L i p t o n
June 25th, 2020, 3:03 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: New York City Restaurants
Replies: 2477
Views: 153509

Re: New York City Restaurants

I'm not Mark but while I really like Katz's pastrami I think the pastrami at David's Brisket in Brooklyn is better. But they don't ship. Intriguing, and a quick search says ther are others that agree with you. But location is a bit off the beaten path for when I return to NYC. Depending on where yo...
by Barry L i p t o n
June 23rd, 2020, 1:18 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: New York City Restaurants
Replies: 2477
Views: 153509

Re: New York City Restaurants

The matzo balls at Katz’ could be certified as weapons and lobbed into Gaza every time they send rockets into Israel. Heavy nasty, all bulk rather than flavor. The pastrami is overrated but edible. But yes, the pickles are good. Mark, who is your fave for pastrami? I do love Katz’s, but agree on th...
by Barry L i p t o n
June 23rd, 2020, 9:09 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: New York City Restaurants
Replies: 2477
Views: 153509

Re: New York City Restaurants

I ordered the Katz's dinner for 4 and it arrived Thursday. So far: The half sour pickles were very good (there was a choice of sour or half sour), the pastrami was great, the cinnamon babka was terrible (there was a choice of cinnamon or chocolate), the rye bread was good, the mustard was good. Sti...
by Barry L i p t o n
June 23rd, 2020, 12:33 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Domaine de la Pépierè Clos des Briords
Replies: 16
Views: 662

Re: TN: 2017 Domaine de la Pépierè Clos des Briords

For the folks that have had it with age, what is it like? Like Brian said, it's not really about the fruit so I'd be curious to hear what the vibe is like with some years on it. I loved the 2004 Clos des Briords, but it just recently started to fade : Saturday, December 22, 2018 - Drinking like a p...
by Barry L i p t o n
June 20th, 2020, 1:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2016 Hubert Lignier Morey St Denis 1er VV - best sub $200 burgundy out there?
Replies: 138
Views: 9396

Re: 2016 Hubert Lignier Morey St Denis 1er VV - best sub $200 burgundy out there?

Any comments on their other Hubert Lignier 1ers in 2016? I see the Chaffots wasn't esteemed by Charlie as much, I"m wondering about Les Blanchards or Clos Baulet.

I'm guessing they aren't as wow, based on pricing.
by Barry L i p t o n
June 19th, 2020, 10:53 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.
Replies: 1126
Views: 91580

Re: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.

Looks like party’s over with Krug gc; price got jacked up. Oh well I got more than enough lol That got me looking--the rose halves are $110 each. Seems like a pretty solid deal to get three with a 100 off 300. They are listed at $159.99 as of today. (I'll mention that's the California price as the ...
by Barry L i p t o n
June 18th, 2020, 4:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Aged Cali Cab
Replies: 219
Views: 18230

Re: Aged Cali Cab

The problem with going for the great 91 or 94 vintages, or any 96 and earlier vintage is for the most part, they don't make wines the same way anymore. Seems to me that California Cab became much more Parkerized aroung 1997, and won't age the same way.
by Barry L i p t o n
June 16th, 2020, 4:14 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Armagnac recs
Replies: 16
Views: 422

Re: Armagnac recs

I have a hard time drinking any liquor that is over 40%. Too overwhelming for my palate. I could dilute it myself but I’ve not found that to work well. Luckily a friend of mine was happy to take all my opened Armagnac and Bourbon that didn’t appeal to me. Works very well with cask strength scotch, ...
by Barry L i p t o n
June 14th, 2020, 9:15 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best Brunellos
Replies: 57
Views: 3335

Re: Best Brunellos

Agree on Riservas. Except older Biondi-Santi and Ciacci Picolomini ( a favorite of mine not mentioned above). (Perhaps newer Biondi-Santi, haven’t had any)
by Barry L i p t o n
June 13th, 2020, 11:46 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Armagnac recs
Replies: 16
Views: 422

Re: Armagnac recs

Sarah, any favorite vintages that are $300 or less (or $200)?

Thanks in advance.
by Barry L i p t o n
June 11th, 2020, 7:02 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Eating and Drinking in Los Angeles
Replies: 1121
Views: 62613

Re: Eating and Drinking in Los Angeles

I thought it was made with Orange Hi-C. But haven’t tried it in 55 years.
by Barry L i p t o n
June 11th, 2020, 12:48 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Morel Mushrooms
Replies: 31
Views: 1890

Re: Morel Mushrooms

We have 12 pounds of blonde morels arriving tomorrow from Oregon, as foraging in Philadelphia is not recommended. We'll be sharing about half of them with friends and family, keeping 5 lbs for ourselves. How did you find the blonde vs. the traditional? That's what they seem to have in stock now. An...
by Barry L i p t o n
June 9th, 2020, 11:59 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Chianti fakes me out. . . again!
Replies: 25
Views: 1476

Re: Chianti fakes me out. . . again!

I think one's palate becomes conditioned to things in their diet.

I eat meat very rarely, and drink a fair amount of red wine with fish. Delicious. Never makes the fish seem metallic to me.

I would have an aged Chianti with taglietelle and porcini mushrooms - as I did last fall when I was there.
by Barry L i p t o n
June 7th, 2020, 3:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Most bottles of a single wine from one vintage in your cellar
Replies: 201
Views: 8103

Re: Most bottles of a single wine from one vintage in your cellar

Mark Golodetz wrote:
June 3rd, 2020, 6:07 am
Lately I have been on a quest to find VCC 2014; it is now at four cases, the largest single holding in the cellar. Yours?
Birth year wine for someone?

I figure that wine won't be coming around for another 10 years, but maybe you are younger than your avatar.
by Barry L i p t o n
June 7th, 2020, 10:08 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: GERD and Champagne
Replies: 20
Views: 800

Re: GERD and Champagne

My guess is if it’s hurting on the way down, the esophagus is already sore from a prior reflux event. It’s stomach acid that does the damage.


I’ve had a drink burn in the way down after having a reflux event the night before.
by Barry L i p t o n
June 6th, 2020, 11:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: GERD and Champagne
Replies: 20
Views: 800

Re: GERD and Champagne

Both alcohol and carbonated beverages are known triggers for Gerd. How much did you have? How big was the meal? How much time between the champagne and sleep? If a small meal, and only two glasses, we’ll before bed, then it may be a trigger for you. If much more, then you might just need to be moder...
by Barry L i p t o n
June 4th, 2020, 5:11 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: 14497

Re: CHARITY RAFFLE NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund - RARE WINE/MAGNUMS INSIDE (Currently at $30390 in donations)

I will also check out the company match.

And while a raffle ticket is nice (as is a lottery ticket), I was motivated by Charlie's unselfish, inspiring, classy action. Thank you Charlie, for helping bring out the better in us.
by Barry L i p t o n
June 3rd, 2020, 2:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2007 Dönnhoff Felsenberg Riesling Großes Gewächs (Germany, Nahe)
Replies: 11
Views: 482

Re: TN: 2007 Dönnhoff Felsenberg Riesling Großes Gewächs (Germany, Nahe)

What's the difference between the ne you mention and their Felsenberg Riesling Trochen? The GG bottling has the "best" grapes, or grapes from the "best" vineyard parcel(s). A producer cannot make a GG and a pradikat designated dry wine (e.g. spatlese trocken) from the same site. So the tier down fr...
by Barry L i p t o n
June 3rd, 2020, 11:44 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2007 Dönnhoff Felsenberg Riesling Großes Gewächs (Germany, Nahe)
Replies: 11
Views: 482

Re: TN: 2007 Dönnhoff Felsenberg Riesling Großes Gewächs (Germany, Nahe)

What's the difference between the ne you mention and their Felsenberg Riesling Trochen?
by Barry L i p t o n
May 31st, 2020, 1:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Need help with Pairing/Decanting Advice for a big celebration
Replies: 17
Views: 707

Re: Need help with Pairing/Decanting Advice for a big celebration

Not sure why you would rather recork with a regular cork rather than Coravin, but that’s the perfect situation for the Repour bottle stopper.
by Barry L i p t o n
May 31st, 2020, 12:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Need help with Pairing/Decanting Advice for a big celebration
Replies: 17
Views: 707

Re: Need help with Pairing/Decanting Advice for a big celebration

If you get either a coravin or Repour corks, you could easily open two or three and have them over the course of a week (coravin better for more than two times from a bottle).

Not enough time for tomorrow but always good to have something for the extra wine.
by Barry L i p t o n
May 27th, 2020, 11:06 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Copper River season
Replies: 16
Views: 1049

Re: Copper River season

Sorry, I meant I don’t care for copper river sockeye. Copper river king is the tops.
by Barry L i p t o n
May 25th, 2020, 12:06 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Sweet/Dessert Wines - I Own them, but Never Open them
Replies: 112
Views: 4149

Re: Sweet/Dessert Wines - I Own them, but Never Open them

To honor this thread, I think I will order some cheese from Paris and open up a Weinbach SGN.
by Barry L i p t o n
May 24th, 2020, 10:11 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Copper River season
Replies: 16
Views: 1049

Re: Copper River season

Thanks. I’ll scope out the nearest one.

Sadly the Bristol near me closed a couple of years ago.
by Barry L i p t o n
May 24th, 2020, 5:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Memorial Weekend in Memorium Wines
Replies: 0
Views: 267

Memorial Weekend in Memorium Wines

In Memorium Patrick Bize (1952-2013) For the Flannery zoom chat yesterday, I wanted to do something special. Given that it was Memorial Day weekend, I opened up a 2007 Simon Bize Latricieres Chambertin (via Coravin). I met Patrick Bize one afternoon visiting with a fellow Board Member. I'm guessing ...
by Barry L i p t o n
May 24th, 2020, 5:08 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Copper River season
Replies: 16
Views: 1049

Re: Copper River season

Sockeye doesn't do it for me, even Copper River. Gotta be king.

My local market said they aren't carrying it because of the price (they used to in prior years).
by Barry L i p t o n
May 24th, 2020, 9:06 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Sweet/Dessert Wines - I Own them, but Never Open them
Replies: 112
Views: 4149

Re: Sweet/Dessert Wines - I Own them, but Never Open them

Same here. Have 33 bottles of port, 24 of sauterne, 7 SGNs, A couple of Vendage Tartives,5 sweet Loire, a couple tokai, a few misc sweet (tirecuil) Probably open one every three years. Primarily due to blood sugar concerns. I am also limiting my intake so it likely means one less glass if burgundy. ...
by Barry L i p t o n
May 23rd, 2020, 1:02 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Eating and Drinking in Los Angeles
Replies: 1121
Views: 62613

Re: Eating and Drinking in Los Angeles

Thanks Scott! Sounds tasty.

Here in the hinter-burbs, no such hi end options.
by Barry L i p t o n
May 23rd, 2020, 11:16 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: New York City Restaurants
Replies: 2477
Views: 153509

Re: New York City Restaurants

The ones I got were sealed one pound packages, making the freezing option easy. Free shipping over $100, so that's basically 3 lbs of meat. One for now, two for the freezer.
by Barry L i p t o n
May 22nd, 2020, 8:21 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Dry high acid white recommendations?
Replies: 30
Views: 1142

Re: Dry high acid white recommendations?

I enjoy both Pieropan and Mucadet (particularly Peppiere Clos des Briords) but Soave isnt what I would call high acid . (Good acid, yes).

Coming from someone who loves high acid whites.
by Barry L i p t o n
May 17th, 2020, 3:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Pungo--a Coravin alternative
Replies: 156
Views: 13498

Re: Pungo--a Coravin alternative

Do folks use the bottle sleeve with the Coravin?

I haven't bothered, wondering whether that's unwise.
by Barry L i p t o n
May 16th, 2020, 2:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Pungo--a Coravin alternative
Replies: 156
Views: 13498

Re: Pungo--a Coravin alternative

Any updates on Pungo vs. Coravin?
by Barry L i p t o n
May 16th, 2020, 1:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Why don't I buy more Louis Michel Chablis?
Replies: 42
Views: 2839

Re: Why don't I buy more Louis Michel Chablis?

alan weinberg wrote:
May 16th, 2020, 12:48 pm
Barry L i p t o n wrote:
May 16th, 2020, 9:39 am
Yes, I did too for the same reasons, even though it was the same price as the 2017 Butteaux in a full bottle.
geez, just get a Pungo!
Geez, it's a pain to use at a restaurant
by Barry L i p t o n
May 16th, 2020, 9:39 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Why don't I buy more Louis Michel Chablis?
Replies: 42
Views: 2839

Re: Why don't I buy more Louis Michel Chablis?

Yes, I did too for the same reasons, even though it was the same price as the 2017 Butteaux in a full bottle.
by Barry L i p t o n
May 16th, 2020, 8:59 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Why don't I buy more Louis Michel Chablis?
Replies: 42
Views: 2839

Re: Why don't I buy more Louis Michel Chablis?

Envoyer has the 2014 Vaudesir in 375s at $29.99.
by Barry L i p t o n
May 16th, 2020, 8:22 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Critical of the Critics - 2004 & 2011 Red Burgundy
Replies: 259
Views: 13239

Re: Critical of the Critics - 2004 & 2011 Red Burgundy

Barry L i p t o n wrote:
August 1st, 2018, 11:31 am
The best descriptor of 2004 Pondot CDLR - pickle juice
I just retasted it this week out of 375. Shocked that evolved into something decent. Sort of like a burgundy for bordeaux lovers. Not my style but nobody could drink it when we did a tasting back in 07.
by Barry L i p t o n
May 14th, 2020, 10:02 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: New York City Restaurants
Replies: 2477
Views: 153509

Re: New York City Restaurants

Sad day for NYC dining. Ssäm moving to the Seaport is just horrible. It is by far one of the most important restaurants in the last 25 years. The 3 star Frank Bruni NY Times review was a seminal moment in U.S. dining. I sat next to him on at least one of his dinners prior to the review. I think Ssä...
by Barry L i p t o n
May 10th, 2020, 9:35 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else
Replies: 1433
Views: 85250

Re: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else

Geoff F. wrote:
May 9th, 2020, 11:54 pm
There's 375ml bottles of 2017 Jadot Corton-Charlemagne for $70 if anyone is interested.
Thanks! Very appreciated - I've gotten off all the lists as I have plenty of wine. But still buying a few 375s so this is very helpful.

Seems attractively priced. Is it a good CC or a great CC?
by Barry L i p t o n
May 9th, 2020, 9:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else
Replies: 1433
Views: 85250

Re: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else

Thanks Tim!
by Barry L i p t o n
May 8th, 2020, 3:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else
Replies: 1433
Views: 85250

Re: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else

Anyone know anything about the wine beyond what was said in the offer on the following wine:

2016 Giovanni Dri Il Roncat Schioppettino “Monte dei Carpini” Friuli Colli Orientali?

Is it a traditionaly made wine?
by Barry L i p t o n
May 7th, 2020, 5:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Biondi-Santi Riserva vertical
Replies: 19
Views: 1103

Re: Biondi-Santi Riserva vertical

Excited to see the notes on the 85; I have a normale and a riserva. Glad there isn't any rush, at least on the riserva.
by Barry L i p t o n
April 27th, 2020, 3:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Favorite sub-$20 wines that are widely distributed?
Replies: 31
Views: 1679

Re: Favorite sub-$20 wines that are widely distributed?

Michael P and Peppiere Briords for the win!
by Barry L i p t o n
April 26th, 2020, 2:13 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: UPDATED w new wines...Spring Cleaning - Burgundy, CA, Allemand, Port, GGs
Replies: 5
Views: 1073

Re: Spring Cleaning - Burgundy, CA, Allemand, Port, GGs

Ditto

By the way, you have the same wine listed twice with different quantities

2017 Schaefer Frolich 'Stromberg' Riesling GG 750ml - $55 (2) (Low Elsewhere $64.99)
2017 Schaefer Frolich 'Stromberg' Riesling GG 750ml - $55 (1) (Elsewhere $64.99)
by Barry L i p t o n
April 23rd, 2020, 4:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Domaine Tollot-Beaut Chorey-les-Beaune
Replies: 1
Views: 137

Re: TN: 2017 Domaine Tollot-Beaut Chorey-les-Beaune

A nostalgic producer for me due to their warmth and generosity on my first visit to Burgundy.

I picked of a few 375s of the 2012 version and very happy with them.

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