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by Barry L i p t o n
November 24th, 2020, 11:54 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2010 Antonio Vallana e Figlio Boca (Italy, Piedmont, Northern Piedmont, Boca)
Replies: 7
Views: 303

Re: TN: 2010 Antonio Vallana e Figlio Boca (Italy, Piedmont, Northern Piedmont, Boca)

How goes their Boca compare with their Gattinara? I went deep on their 04 Gattinars and still happily drinking them
by Barry L i p t o n
November 22nd, 2020, 12:55 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.
Replies: 1846
Views: 190866

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

JohnP wrote:
November 20th, 2020, 10:50 am
SabatinoTruffles.com is offering a 30% discount on white truffles, now through 11/23. Code - WHITEFLASH30

I had my wines ready for turkey day, but will now be updating to include an aged Barolo, exact wine TBD.
Have you purchased from them before and been happy with the quality?
by Barry L i p t o n
November 22nd, 2020, 10:19 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2007 R. López de Heredia Rioja Reserva Viña Tondonia
Replies: 14
Views: 827

Re: TN: 2007 R. López de Heredia Rioja Reserva Viña Tondonia

Thanks! Glad to see this note give the comments about this wine in the JJ Prut thread by Mark G. I just took delivery of 6 375s ordered last year.
by Barry L i p t o n
November 21st, 2020, 1:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: CFU Storage Method
Replies: 1
Views: 418

Re: CFU Storage Method

My draw back is eye-hand coordination - they fill up really quick, need a light touch with the pour to keep from overfilling. I'll probably get much better with practice. I use Coravin, Repour and now the Boston Rounds, and no question, once they are filled, it seems like the best option. Tried it w...
by Barry L i p t o n
November 16th, 2020, 1:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Preferred daily use corkscrew?
Replies: 83
Views: 2627

Re: Preferred daily use corkscrew?

I just love the Cork-Pop which injects air. Have heard of the problem with exploding bottles, never had an issue. It's by far the easiest when it works (95% of the time). I also like my old hand me down winged version because of it's thick screw don't like the worm wires). The Durand sounds good, an...
by Barry L i p t o n
November 15th, 2020, 1:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: PSA All VinGarde Valise models for $125 US/125 euros (50-65% off)
Replies: 14
Views: 897

Re: PSA All VinGarde Valise models for $125 US/125 euros (50-65% off)

Chris Crutchfield wrote:
November 15th, 2020, 11:14 am
Barry L i p t o n wrote:
November 15th, 2020, 11:05 am
Is the sale over? Or is there a code? Was about to buy one as a gift, but the website shows regular price, with an offer of $160 towards wine at any retailer. (wonder how that works). Leaves the Grande at $189 I think.
Code is in the first post
Thanks didn't realize that.
by Barry L i p t o n
November 15th, 2020, 11:05 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: PSA All VinGarde Valise models for $125 US/125 euros (50-65% off)
Replies: 14
Views: 897

Re: PSA All VinGarde Valise models for $125 US/125 euros (50-65% off)

Is the sale over? Or is there a code? Was about to buy one as a gift, but the website shows regular price, with an offer of $160 towards wine at any retailer. (wonder how that works). Leaves the Grande at $189 I think.
by Barry L i p t o n
November 15th, 2020, 10:48 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: PSA All VinGarde Valise models for $125 US/125 euros (50-65% off)
Replies: 14
Views: 897

Re: PSA All VinGarde Valise models for $125 US/125 euros (50-65% off)

I just got one as a gift, and it seems like Krug and Dom can fit in the existing insersts (assuming I only are bringing a few as oppposed to trying to fit in a case).

Do folks find those good enough or do I need the "large 750" inserts if I want better wear from the inserts?
by Barry L i p t o n
November 14th, 2020, 11:14 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 50% off vinguardvalise
Replies: 53
Views: 3209

Re: 50% off vinguardvalise

Got the big one as a gift. For me, the big advantages seem to be: 1) Use with Champagne 2) Hopefully one less bag if I just use on side for wine and the other for clothes. I also have used styro shippers for years, used to bring empties over to Italy and France and bring back 2-3 full ones at times....
by Barry L i p t o n
November 13th, 2020, 10:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: PSA: Krug 168 for $137
Replies: 61
Views: 5024

Re: PSA: Krug 168 for $137

I only got 6 of an order of 8 375s.

I expect resolution, but I've alreay sunk a half hour plus on hold, talked to them twice .....

Still worth it!!!
by Barry L i p t o n
November 11th, 2020, 11:06 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2001 Ponsot Clos St. Denis Cuvée Vieilles Vignes.
Replies: 10
Views: 848

Re: TN: 2001 Ponsot Clos St. Denis Cuvée Vieilles Vignes.

Great note. This was a wine blown out by Winex when burgundy was affordable. Still have a mag and a couple bottles.
by Barry L i p t o n
November 7th, 2020, 4:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Domaine Matrot Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Les Chalumeaux
Replies: 19
Views: 771

Re: TN: 2016 Domaine Matrot Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Les Chalumeaux

Mich@el Ch@ng wrote:
November 7th, 2020, 2:48 pm
Holding Matrot... bold move
A charitable characterization.

I put Matrot on my DQ list after his 04s didn’t make it to 07.
by Barry L i p t o n
November 7th, 2020, 11:50 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Eating and Drinking in Los Angeles
Replies: 1202
Views: 69461

Re: Eating and Drinking in Los Angeles

Knife pleat was very good!

Nobu Newport Beach not up to the level of other Nobu,s, one dish sent back, anoth just ok. The others were good.
by Barry L i p t o n
November 7th, 2020, 11:13 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Sippin' Tequila Recs
Replies: 27
Views: 1975

Re: Sippin' Tequila Recs

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by Barry L i p t o n
November 3rd, 2020, 9:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Geriatric Cellar Planning
Replies: 70
Views: 3744

Re: Geriatric Cellar Planning

The medical guidelines for us geriatrics, tend to have gone down from 2x day to 1x day (depending on cormorbidities).

It varies a lot between individuals. But the rate of consumption change drive my purchasing changes. . .
by Barry L i p t o n
November 3rd, 2020, 1:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Got a disappointed bottle, but Problem Resolved
Replies: 211
Views: 9260

Re: Got a disappointed bottle, but Problem Resolved

I’ll bet a barrel of corks on it. Whenever I say corked to a non-geek friend, and we talk about it, they mention heat damage. Have folks said “bits of cork “ to you? And even if they did, just proves my point that the specific word used shouldn’t matter. Floating bits of cork don’t say anything abou...
by Barry L i p t o n
November 3rd, 2020, 11:50 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Got a disappointed bottle, but Problem Resolved
Replies: 211
Views: 9260

Re: Got a disappointed bottle, but Problem Resolved

Mildly corked is a real challenge. If you are game, you can offer to order another bottle, to show that is is corked by comparing. You pay for both if it tastes the same. This was advice I got before corking became much worse. I’m not sure right now about the correlation of being corked For two bott...
by Barry L i p t o n
November 3rd, 2020, 10:55 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Got a disappointed bottle, but Problem Resolved
Replies: 211
Views: 9260

Re: Got a disappointed bottle, but Problem Resolved

98% of the wine buying public thinks

Corked=cooked

and has never heard of TCA.

So whether the word used was corked or cooked shouldn’t matter in this situation.
by Barry L i p t o n
November 3rd, 2020, 8:57 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Eating and Drinking in Los Angeles
Replies: 1202
Views: 69461

Re: Eating and Drinking in Los Angeles

yah not bad but for vegetarians - you're pretty limited to their appetizers. If I remember correctly I had two salads Thanks for the comments! Some esteem but on the low side. They’ll do something hot she’ll like, but may not be enough to warrant the 20 minute drive. The choice might be champagne a...
by Barry L i p t o n
November 2nd, 2020, 12:34 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Eating and Drinking in Los Angeles
Replies: 1202
Views: 69461

Re: Eating and Drinking in Los Angeles

Has anyone been to Marche Moderne in Newport? yah not bad but for vegetarians - you're pretty limited to their appetizers. If I remember correctly I had two salads Thanks for the comments! Some esteem but on the low side. They’ll do something hot she’ll like, but may not be enough to warrant the 20...
by Barry L i p t o n
November 2nd, 2020, 8:49 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Mis-labelled. How many potential bidders will squint and notice?
Replies: 21
Views: 1560

Re: Mis-labelled. How many potential bidders will squint and notice?

I’ve had them reneg after auction close once the discrepancy was noticed. It was the Reserve in the picture, not in the description, so they nullified the auction. Suppose that’s what’s fair for the seller, but not fun. You bid honestly per open representations. Did the auction company compensate y...
by Barry L i p t o n
November 2nd, 2020, 8:46 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Mis-labelled. How many potential bidders will squint and notice?
Replies: 21
Views: 1560

Re: Mis-labelled. How many potential bidders will squint and notice?

I’ve had them reneg after auction close once the discrepancy was noticed. It was the Reserve in the picture, not in the description, so they nullified the auction. Suppose that’s what’s fair for the seller, but not fun. You bid honestly per open representations. Did the auction company compensate y...
by Barry L i p t o n
November 2nd, 2020, 7:52 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Mis-labelled. How many potential bidders will squint and notice?
Replies: 21
Views: 1560

Re: Mis-labelled. How many potential bidders will squint and notice?

I’ve had them reneg after auction close once the discrepancy was noticed. It was the Reserve in the picture, not in the description, so they nullified the auction.

Suppose that’s what’s fair for the seller, but not fun.
by Barry L i p t o n
November 2nd, 2020, 7:18 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Eating and Drinking in Los Angeles
Replies: 1202
Views: 69461

Re: Eating and Drinking in Los Angeles

Has anyone been to Marche Moderne in Newport?
by Barry L i p t o n
November 2nd, 2020, 7:11 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Got a disappointed bottle, but Problem Resolved
Replies: 211
Views: 9260

Re: Don't waste your money on K&L wine at Redwood City

Low levels of TCA while virtually imperceivable to smell or taste can render a wine void of aromas or flavors. If he really couldn't smell or taste anything, this could have been the case. Or less likely, the wine is going through a dumb period. Agree that visible cork condition does not have anyth...
by Barry L i p t o n
November 1st, 2020, 9:47 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Eating and Drinking in Los Angeles
Replies: 1202
Views: 69461

Re: Eating and Drinking in Los Angeles

I love the sauces, but they are almost never vegetarian , or if they are, it isn’t the same. That’s why I asked ‘bout the vegetarian version.

Sometimes I get the papaya salad without the fish sauce and dried shrimp but i was wondering if his vegetarian sauces were not stripped down traditional..
by Barry L i p t o n
November 1st, 2020, 8:34 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: An Older Muscadet
Replies: 17
Views: 722

Re: TN: An Older Muscadet

Great note. I have an 04 somewhere of the same bottle
by Barry L i p t o n
October 31st, 2020, 10:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Champagne are you drinking?
Replies: 1605
Views: 107802

Re: Which Champagne are you drinking?

It is today , there is another thread whose title announced it.
May have ended at midnight;
by Barry L i p t o n
October 31st, 2020, 4:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: PSA: Krug 168 for $137
Replies: 61
Views: 5024

Re: PSA: Krug 168 for $137

It’s $52 to ship 3 btls to seattle. Wtfff But thank you. Good find for locals! Mark - odd. . . it was $22 for 6 pack to SoCal via ground. And $25 for 8 375 to so cal including their four dollar buyer protection fee. By far the best price since March. The best I could find yesterday was $72. So can’...
by Barry L i p t o n
October 31st, 2020, 3:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Champagne are you drinking?
Replies: 1605
Views: 107802

Re: Which Champagne are you drinking?

This is a great thread, and I'm taking my reload of Krug 168 375s and first shipment Roederer Rose 2012 375s. For those that have had both, the Rose is about ahlf the price of the Krug 168. Would you rather have two more of the Roederer Rose 2012 or one of the 168. Not a fair question; I’d rather h...
by Barry L i p t o n
October 31st, 2020, 7:35 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Eating and Drinking in Los Angeles
Replies: 1202
Views: 69461

Re: Eating and Drinking in Los Angeles

Great pictures. Can you tell me your three favorites?

And which 2 vegetarian options were best?
by Barry L i p t o n
October 30th, 2020, 5:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Champagne are you drinking?
Replies: 1605
Views: 107802

Re: Which Champagne are you drinking?

This is a great thread, and I'm taking my reload of Krug 168 375s and first shipment Roederer Rose 2012 375s.

For those that have had both, the Rose is about ahlf the price of the Krug 168. Would you rather have two more of the Roederer Rose 2012 or one of the 168.
by Barry L i p t o n
October 30th, 2020, 2:07 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Best lobster cracker
Replies: 8
Views: 372

Re: Best lobster cracker

Hand power saw for the 15lbers.
by Barry L i p t o n
October 30th, 2020, 12:11 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Eating and Drinking in Los Angeles
Replies: 1202
Views: 69461

Re: Eating and Drinking in Los Angeles

I'll be doing a local staycation in Huntington Beach for four nights. Looking for restaurant recommendations there and nearby (Newport Beach is close). So far I've identified Watertable (at my hotel) Solita tacos for taco Tuesday A Restaurant (newport beach) Nobu (neport beach) I need at least one ...
by Barry L i p t o n
October 30th, 2020, 11:27 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Eating and Drinking in Los Angeles
Replies: 1202
Views: 69461

Re: Eating and Drinking in Los Angeles

I'll be doing a local staycation in Huntington Beach for four nights. Looking for restaurant recommendations there and nearby (Newport Beach is close). So far I've identified Watertable (at my hotel) Solita tacos for taco Tuesday A Restaurant (newport beach) Nobu (neport beach) I need at least one s...
by Barry L i p t o n
October 29th, 2020, 3:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What ONE BOTTLE from your cellar will be your special occasion wine in five years?
Replies: 97
Views: 3778

Re: What ONE BOTTLE from your cellar will be your special occasion wine in five years?

Jayson Cohen wrote:
October 29th, 2020, 1:08 pm
Barry L i p t o n wrote:
October 29th, 2020, 1:05 pm
maybe I'll find the birth year 55 Vina Real I misplaced (supposed to be fror my 650th)
650th?! You have to let us know your secret!
My secret is I can't type.
by Barry L i p t o n
October 29th, 2020, 1:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What ONE BOTTLE from your cellar will be your special occasion wine in five years?
Replies: 97
Views: 3778

Re: What ONE BOTTLE from your cellar will be your special occasion wine in five years?

maybe I'll find the birth year 55 Vina Real I misplaced (supposed to be fror my 65th)
by Barry L i p t o n
October 28th, 2020, 2:43 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Eating and Drinking in Los Angeles
Replies: 1202
Views: 69461

Re: Eating and Drinking in Los Angeles

Heading back from three days in LA. Some quick observations. Based on my circle of friends LA as A whole feels 3-4 months behind NYC in terms of people venturing out for dining. Otafuku (Gardena) - Excellent. Well spaced outdoor dining in the parking lot. $15 corkage. The tofu, noodles, chicken win...
by Barry L i p t o n
October 22nd, 2020, 5:26 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Eating and Drinking in Los Angeles
Replies: 1202
Views: 69461

Re: Eating and Drinking in Los Angeles

Well, I’m gonna have yo try it. Can you call up and ask about the off menu seafood or is only for tasting meals. i think they have off menu specials as well - if you have instagram you can message their IG account and ask. The owner justin responds on IG. Just tell him I told ya. Otherwise when you...
by Barry L i p t o n
October 21st, 2020, 7:51 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Eating and Drinking in Los Angeles
Replies: 1202
Views: 69461

Re: Eating and Drinking in Los Angeles

Well, I’m gonna have to try it! Can you call up and ask about the off menu seafood or is only for tasting meals.

It will save me many miles, my neighborhood stuff is weak.
by Barry L i p t o n
October 21st, 2020, 1:31 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Eating and Drinking in Los Angeles
Replies: 1202
Views: 69461

Re: Eating and Drinking in Los Angeles

Interesting thought on Anajak. Normally would just go to Jitlada or Ruen Par but this is closer by far. Is it in the same league?
by Barry L i p t o n
October 21st, 2020, 12:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.
Replies: 1846
Views: 190866

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

Krug Rose is of interest!!

But no availability to ship to California. The Rose in 375 shipped to NYC is now $159.

I’ll keep an eye out.

Thanks!
by Barry L i p t o n
October 21st, 2020, 8:15 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Eating and Drinking in Los Angeles
Replies: 1202
Views: 69461

Re: Eating and Drinking in Los Angeles

Anything that’s open is news!
Didn’t think Majordomo was open for dine in. Website says it’s not, but for Robert, doors open!

Looking forward to your reports! I need a special outdoor dining spot.

Leviathan is new (part of the Scratch group) and I think I’ll be giving it a try.
by Barry L i p t o n
October 20th, 2020, 10:29 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.
Replies: 1846
Views: 190866

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

Peter Hirsch wrote:
October 13th, 2020, 5:42 pm
Yep. Just new Wine.com codes please...
Peter, what catches your eye? Your tastes might be more aligned with mine than the average poster in this thread.
by Barry L i p t o n
October 20th, 2020, 8:32 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 1981 Help!
Replies: 57
Views: 2111

Re: 1981 Help!

Rioja!

Muga Prado Enea Riserva as well as those already mentioned. Montecillo (a lower cost producer) made several from the 80s that were great.
by Barry L i p t o n
October 18th, 2020, 5:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Trader Joes Overrated?
Replies: 82
Views: 3847

Re: Trader Joes Overrated?

As I said , it would be a fun tasteoff.

What would be the best dish to judge? If you could get top quality, I’d say something like clams in white wine (Manila clams perhaps). But I love clams.
by Barry L i p t o n
October 18th, 2020, 4:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Trader Joes Overrated?
Replies: 82
Views: 3847

Re: Trader Joes Overrated?

I cook with premoxed white burgundy premier and grand cru from great years. I’d be surprised at anyone who could tell that from not premox or not Bourgogne. Especially in the dishes that came to mind (shellfish). it would be fun to test it out if there are folks who claim to be that discerning. some...
by Barry L i p t o n
October 18th, 2020, 7:18 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2001 Ch. Beaucastel
Replies: 15
Views: 975

Re: TN: 2001 Ch. Beaucastel

One tasted early 2019 was very nice, one out of a 375 last December came across as too Grenache-dominated, even though i think it had a standard amount of Mourvèdre for Beaucastel (unlike the Grenache bomb 98 which never developed the complexity I was looking for). Too bad as I have over a case of 3...

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