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by Barry L i p t o n
December 2nd, 2019, 6:50 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Black Friday Deals
Replies: 78
Views: 7477

Re: Black Friday Deals

Mich@el Ch@ng wrote:
December 2nd, 2019, 5:08 am
FWGS 10% off and free shipping, 08 dom for 147 delivered, decent.
FWGS is fine wine and good spirits? Is there a coupon vide? Website doesn’t say anything about a sale
by Barry L i p t o n
November 29th, 2019, 9:33 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: New York City Restaurants
Replies: 2289
Views: 136563

Re: New York City Restaurants

I also was a diehard Marea fan who noticed a clear falling off last time.

Try Ai Fiori. Also a Michael White restaurant.

Great lunch. Food quality is like Marea used to be.

Get the fois gras,trofie Nero, scallops and you’ll be happy if you like that stuff. Been several times now.
by Barry L i p t o n
November 28th, 2019, 9:19 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: No longer can afford Giuseppi Rinaldi- who is the ballpark?
Replies: 41
Views: 3076

Re: No longer can afford Giuseppi Rinaldi- who is the ballpark?

Love Brovia.

When I tasted the 06s and 07s in Piedmont, I preferred Francesco Ronaldi to Giuseppe. I think F Rinaldi has come a long way since the 90s .

Love my G Rinaldi ’s (mostly 04 and older). Would love to do another side by side.
by Barry L i p t o n
November 25th, 2019, 8:59 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: New York City Restaurants
Replies: 2289
Views: 136563

Re: New York City Restaurants

Yes, later seating . Was hanging around Little Italy (jimmy sent me) earlier.
How much is corkage?

Will be having lunch at Sushi Ginza Onodera today for comparison.
by Barry L i p t o n
November 25th, 2019, 7:09 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: New York City Restaurants
Replies: 2289
Views: 136563

Re: New York City Restaurants

which did you have?

I was in Tomita Saturday and loved it. Very impressive.
by Barry L i p t o n
November 24th, 2019, 9:08 am
Forum: BYO Forum - Wine at Restaurants
Topic: New York City, aka Manhattan and the boroughs BYO
Replies: 642
Views: 68017

Re: New York City, aka Manhattan and the boroughs BYO

The misinformation isn’t always price. Omitting 2 bottle limit or even that it’s allowed to be told no has happened to me.

Also, while I’m also fairly price insensitive to corkage fee, the ones in some of my circles often are.
by Barry L i p t o n
November 24th, 2019, 9:00 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Dinner w/ 04` Bollinger GA, 15` PYCM Batard,7 Grand Cru red Burgs, 05` Rieussec
Replies: 2
Views: 360

Re: Dinner w/ 04` Bollinger GA, 15` PYCM Batard,7 Grand Cru red Burgs, 05` Rieussec

Great notes Blake! Has Girardin dialed down his oak use in the last 15 -20 years (last time I checked in on his wine)?
by Barry L i p t o n
November 23rd, 2019, 4:10 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: New York City Restaurants
Replies: 2289
Views: 136563

Re: New York City Restaurants

Answering my own questions: Tried 3 things at Parm among the two of us. Chicken Parm Hero, Meatball Parm Roll, Eggplant Platter. All very good; relative to what I can get locally in SoCal, the eggplant was a step above. The event was fun (late in the day), the only bad crowds were the lines for free...
by Barry L i p t o n
November 22nd, 2019, 6:36 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: New York City Restaurants
Replies: 2289
Views: 136563

Re: New York City Restaurants

Anyone been to Parm? I’ve thinking of trying a sandwich when I swing by DiPalos. I was going to go tomorrow but found out that Netflix is going what sounds like a fun event in Little Italy today and tomorrow but worried that the crowds would be oppressive. Anyone there today? https://www.timeout.com...
by Barry L i p t o n
November 11th, 2019, 8:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What 2017 White Burg are you drinking tonight?
Replies: 42
Views: 2542

Re: What 2017 White Burg are you drinking tonight?

I had Jean Marc Brocard 1er Vau de Vey by the glass at a couple of restaurants last week, great for a by the glass option.


I remember when 2014 was current, Chablis by the glass was everywhere and village wines were singing, let alone the better stuff.
by Barry L i p t o n
November 11th, 2019, 8:52 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What 2008 Champagne Are You Buying?
Replies: 101
Views: 4752

Re: What 2008 Champagne Are You Buying?

Any current sightings of 08 375s from any of these producers?
by Barry L i p t o n
November 3rd, 2019, 12:33 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Hawaiian island to visit
Replies: 37
Views: 1365

Re: Hawaiian island to visit

John, do you have any updates into visiting tunnels, ke’e, lumaha’i? I heard they are open but parking is impossible (vs just difficult at Ke’e and tunnels) before the flood
by Barry L i p t o n
November 1st, 2019, 6:48 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: New York City Restaurants
Replies: 2289
Views: 136563

Re: New York City Restaurants

Yeah - I didn't want to bring that up. They can have negative ten stars, and I'll still go there once a week. Wonder why Marea lost a star. The biggest surprise is The Four Horseman getting a star. I love it and go often. Nevertheless it is still surprising. Biggest omission for me personally is Se...
by Barry L i p t o n
November 1st, 2019, 6:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Peter Luger's - no corkage and bad reviews
Replies: 83
Views: 5536

Re: Peter Luger's - no corkage and bad reviews

2nd ave delhi is dry vs. Katz’s did pastrami battle one day between the two with a 2nd ave diehard who conceded.
by Barry L i p t o n
November 1st, 2019, 12:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Found bottle of 1969 Dom Perignon
Replies: 9
Views: 1334

Re: Found bottle of 1969 Dom Perignon

I would think ullage is more of an issue in champagne than still wine, no?
by Barry L i p t o n
October 27th, 2019, 9:07 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: You’re being evacuated from your home, what wine do you grab?
Replies: 84
Views: 2817

Re: You’re being evacuated from your home, what wine do you grab?

If you have already planned and packed, and have a place to stay, that's one thing. Otherwise, if you are thinking about what wine to bring, you are wasting the time that you need for things more important. Where to stay is a big deal - I had to go 60 miles to find a hotel last year. Even LAX airpor...
by Barry L i p t o n
October 19th, 2019, 11:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2014 Ramonet Chassagne...thought blanc...got rouge.
Replies: 22
Views: 1365

Re: 2014 Ramonet Chassagne...thought blanc...got rouge.

Just drank a 97 Ramonet Chassagne rouge Morgeot in 375 and it was lovely. Nicely mature but still with fruit and nice length.
by Barry L i p t o n
October 19th, 2019, 10:41 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Coffee maker recommendations?
Replies: 210
Views: 11544

Re: Coffee maker recommendations?

Do the orders always get fulfilled? There FAQs had something on “unsuccessful run” which I didn’t understand.

Either way, thanks for the tip! $70 less than Amazon.
by Barry L i p t o n
October 19th, 2019, 9:29 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Handcarry from Italy
Replies: 7
Views: 787

Re: Handcarry from Italy

I have found that unless you are buying VERY locally, like Pieropan in the Veneta, or cellar door, prices of most wines are cheaper in the US. Cellar door is a different story, then there are bargains. Check prices before you leave.
by Barry L i p t o n
October 18th, 2019, 5:36 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Coffee maker recommendations?
Replies: 210
Views: 11544

Re: Coffee maker recommendations?

excellent deal on the moccamaster on drop fyi; not at all cheap, but damn impressive machine: https://drop.com/buy/technivorm-moccamaster-cdg-coffee-maker?utm_source=linkshare&referer=KHHQTR I ordered and it’s a great price ($230) but doesn’t ship until 11/15. I didn’t see where it was shipping fro...
by Barry L i p t o n
October 18th, 2019, 11:46 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Any wine store recommendations for Rome, Milan & Venice?
Replies: 21
Views: 986

Re: Any wine store recommendations for Rome, Milan & Venice?

Hi Marco, I haven't specifically tried to hunt down good wine shops on my trips to Venice (I have family there), but those that I have visited have generally been freakishly expensive and preying on the tourist market. One that is well worth a look is Cantine del Vino già Schiavi on Fondamenta Nani...
by Barry L i p t o n
October 17th, 2019, 4:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Any wine store recommendations for Rome, Milan & Venice?
Replies: 21
Views: 986

Re: Any wine store recommendations for Rome, Milan & Venice?

It was was super hot in stone this summer, unless Costantini put in air con wheRe they keep the older wines ( downstairs, but many years ago), I’d stick to Trimani
by Barry L i p t o n
October 16th, 2019, 9:20 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Coffee maker recommendations?
Replies: 210
Views: 11544

Re: Coffee maker recommendations?

My Bonavita 8 cup coffee cup brewer stopped working this morning after no problems for 30 months. Light went on, but no action and light goes off shortly. I think it may be because I never descaled. Could that cause it. Any tips to get it going again so I can descale? Alternatively, in the same pric...
by Barry L i p t o n
October 12th, 2019, 7:41 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Trip to Nice - need recommendations
Replies: 26
Views: 1149

Re: Trip to Nice - need recommendations

dupe
by Barry L i p t o n
October 6th, 2019, 7:23 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: ORECCHIETTE with GORGONZOLA and CAULIFLOWER
Replies: 7
Views: 785

Re: ORECCHIETTE with GORGONZOLA and CAULIFLOWER

Any thought on how to modify to skip the heavy cream? Looks great as is, but just curious.
by Barry L i p t o n
October 5th, 2019, 3:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2008 Dom Pérignon
Replies: 67
Views: 6491

Re: 2008 Dom Pérignon

M. Taylor wrote:
October 5th, 2019, 3:36 pm
Grabbed 2 at Costco today for $144 per.
Which Costco?
by Barry L i p t o n
October 4th, 2019, 9:50 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: bringing cheese through lax customs
Replies: 17
Views: 1049

Re: bringing cheese through lax customs

First time for me in over maybe 15 timesbringing IB cheese, always declaring, I will just stop at Di Palos in little Italy next time I’m in NYC
by Barry L i p t o n
October 4th, 2019, 5:36 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: bringing cheese through lax customs
Replies: 17
Views: 1049

Re: bringing cheese through lax customs

That’s a special agricultural line, usually not as long. We’ve brought in orchids a couple of times (and failed once because of tiny bugs)
by Barry L i p t o n
October 3rd, 2019, 3:24 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: bringing cheese through lax customs
Replies: 17
Views: 1049

Re: bringing cheese through lax customs

No, it was definitely because of the cheese, the guy was already to wave me through as I said: chocolate, cookies, pasteurized cheese... he looked up when I said cheese and put me in the secondary inspection line. Coming from Spain.
by Barry L i p t o n
October 3rd, 2019, 5:00 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: bringing cheese through lax customs
Replies: 17
Views: 1049

Re: bringing cheese through lax customs

Victor Hong wrote:
October 3rd, 2019, 3:49 am
You could have eaten all that cheese, during the wait.
Yes, but it wouldn’t have gotten me out of the line.
by Barry L i p t o n
October 3rd, 2019, 1:45 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: bringing cheese through lax customs
Replies: 17
Views: 1049

bringing cheese through lax customs

I almost always bring cheese back from Europe without problem. In early June coming through LAX, I declared the cheese as usual, but was directed to secondary screening for the first time. Took about 40 minutes extra. Has anyone had recent experience bringing cheese through (declared) and whether it...
by Barry L i p t o n
October 2nd, 2019, 10:33 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Recommendations for Munich?
Replies: 20
Views: 1348

Re: Recommendations for Munich?

Best restaurant in Munich for me was an Italian restaurant, Acquarello. Great for pescatarian. Ate there twice in 5 nights. Pricey but delivers.
Tantris was excellent but even pricier.

(One and two Michelin stars respectively.

Didn’t like the attitude at Esszimmer for what it’s worth.
by Barry L i p t o n
September 30th, 2019, 10:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2008 Dom Pérignon
Replies: 67
Views: 6491

Re: 2008 Dom Pérignon

jeffruggels wrote:
September 30th, 2019, 1:25 pm
Bruce - Burbank costco still has a few, i believe at $149
Thanks!
by Barry L i p t o n
September 30th, 2019, 10:21 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Two 2013 Francesco Rinaldis
Replies: 17
Views: 1913

Re: TN: Two 2013 Francesco Rinaldis

I had the 2006 Rinaldi Barolo Le Brunate about a month ago. My favorite out of 25 wines. Really was singing after 6 hrs in the decanter. I would say that this is still mostly primary, but just starting to smooth out and get some mild tertiary notes. I would wait another 10 years minimum for true ma...
by Barry L i p t o n
September 29th, 2019, 2:55 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Rome, Florence, Tuscany Michelin Starred Restaurants w/ Kids?
Replies: 19
Views: 2162

Re: Rome, Florence, Tuscany Michelin Starred Restaurants w/ Kids?

Went to La Giostra tonight (3 dishes of 4 great, 4th just ok); tomorrow Il Palagio, (and Taverna di Branzino and Cibreo later in the week).
by Barry L i p t o n
September 29th, 2019, 2:43 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: October trip to Piemonte then to Florence
Replies: 7
Views: 1074

Re: October trip to Piemonte then to Florence

If driving from Torino, make sure you have small bills and an adequate amount of change for the tolls. It cost us about 10€ in total to get to the Barolo area, and about 3€ to get back. The toll booth machines take cards but I've heard American CCs are unreliable in them, so best to be prepared. Al...
by Barry L i p t o n
September 29th, 2019, 1:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2008 Dom Pérignon
Replies: 67
Views: 6491

Re: 2008 Dom Pérignon

Mark Y wrote:
September 28th, 2019, 4:59 pm
dcornutt wrote:
September 28th, 2019, 2:46 am
I would love to have many bottles of this. Very difficult now to find and the price has skyrocketed.
They are like $137 At Costco. And they have tons of them.. :)
Which Costco?
by Barry L i p t o n
September 29th, 2019, 12:15 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2008 Dom Pérignon
Replies: 67
Views: 6491

Re: 2008 Dom Pérignon

Has anyone seen them in 375s?
by Barry L i p t o n
September 28th, 2019, 1:06 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Rome, Florence, Tuscany Michelin Starred Restaurants w/ Kids?
Replies: 19
Views: 2162

Re: Rome, Florence, Tuscany Michelin Starred Restaurants w/ Kids?

At Enoteca Pitti &Gola right now,great recommendation!

Drinking a 96 Selpvapiana vignetto Bucerchiale 96 riserva that’s drinking perfectly (85 euros). Food menu is short but I loved what I got (chicken liver terrine, pasta with pesto and squid, and a cheese course).
by Barry L i p t o n
September 28th, 2019, 12:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2008 Dom Pérignon
Replies: 67
Views: 6491

Re: 2008 Dom Pérignon

Just tried it in vacation in Venice for 45 euros a glass. Thought it was a good by the glass price and loved the wine.
by Barry L i p t o n
September 25th, 2019, 10:02 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Looking for dining recos in Toulouse, Marseille and Genoa
Replies: 15
Views: 1190

Re: Looking for dining recos in Toulouse, Marseille and Genoa

Genoa not a foodie destination?!?? Guess you haven’t been to the city that invented pesto.
I’m on the road, so don’t have access to my notes but one of the best seafood destinations I’ve ever been too.
by Barry L i p t o n
September 25th, 2019, 12:12 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Oahu wine stores and restaurant recs
Replies: 13
Views: 1105

Re: Oahu wine stores and restaurant recs

I’ll be there in November, any fine dining recs in Honolulu (will be staying in Waikiki).

It’s been over a decade but I loved Alan Wong’s , any recent reports?
by Barry L i p t o n
September 19th, 2019, 11:58 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2000 Chateau Lynch Bages, Pauillac
Replies: 7
Views: 857

Re: TN: 2000 Chateau Lynch Bages, Pauillac

Thanks for the TN

I have a bunch, thanks to Costco
by Barry L i p t o n
September 19th, 2019, 8:00 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: No more >$50 red Burg purchases for a decade!
Replies: 17
Views: 2208

Re: No more >$50 red Burg purchases for a decade!

Just needed to get that out there. Why? It isn’t any more likely to be true. A brief spasm of optimism that putting it out there might make it otherwise. newhere I’m not even sure why you would want it to be so unless you don’t like burgundy. Those who love it love mature burgundy the most. Unless ...
by Barry L i p t o n
September 19th, 2019, 4:03 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: No more >$50 red Burg purchases for a decade!
Replies: 17
Views: 2208

Re: No more >$50 red Burg purchases for a decade!

D@ve D y r 0 f f wrote:
September 18th, 2019, 3:43 pm


Just needed to get that out there.
Why?

It isn’t any more likely to be true.

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