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by Barry L i p t o n
January 23rd, 2022, 9:32 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Goldbelly experiences
Replies: 221
Views: 16948

Re: Goldbelly experiences

Pizza sale this week. Any standout pizzas worth trying? Was considering DiFara. never ordered from Goldbelly, but sale and first time code discount might have me pull the trigger. Very curious about the pizzas (NY), as well. Any recommendations? I never pulled the trigger. Was hoping some others wo...
by Barry L i p t o n
January 23rd, 2022, 2:05 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Goldbelly experiences
Replies: 221
Views: 16948

Re: Goldbelly experiences

22% discount sitwide (with usual exclusions, such as R&D). I will reload on the Ora King Salmon. Terrific deal! Made multiple orders for family members! Enjoy! Ken Specifically ess a bagel and Ugly Drum Pastrami Ess a bagel multiple times….1st time for Ugly Pastrami. Ordered 3 lbs of pastrami.....
by Barry L i p t o n
January 22nd, 2022, 11:05 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Goldbelly experiences
Replies: 221
Views: 16948

Re: Goldbelly experiences

22% discount sitwide (with usual exclusions, such as R&D). I will reload on the Ora King Salmon.
by Barry L i p t o n
January 21st, 2022, 2:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.
Replies: 5305
Views: 656890

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

How does one do that? I don’t see anything about cancel auto renewal on Stewardship Settings, only cancel.
by Barry L i p t o n
January 21st, 2022, 11:19 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Train vs. Driving from Florence to Liguria
Replies: 22
Views: 430

Re: Train vs. Driving from Florence to Liguria

I've done both. Whether to drive or train depends on whether you will want a car in Liguria, and the answer to that is yes (unless you will be satisfied staying on the coast between Rapallo and Portofino, where you can take the local bus). So, I'd pick up a car when you leave Florence and, as Ramon...
by Barry L i p t o n
January 20th, 2022, 11:16 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Train vs. Driving from Florence to Liguria
Replies: 22
Views: 430

Re: Train vs. Driving from Florence to Liguria

Are you checking the route? The drive from Florence to Pisa on the autostrada is not the scenery you desire. If you want the countryside, there is a great spot that is part of the Marriott chain, Il Ciocco in Barga. Really stunning area and cheap area relative to Florence. About an hour north of Pis...
by Barry L i p t o n
January 19th, 2022, 6:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Why water spots on Grassl but not Zalto?
Replies: 35
Views: 1392

Re: Why water spots on Grassl but not Zalto?

We get spotting on Grassl’s -and others.

Always thought it was the water, but not my area of expertise.
by Barry L i p t o n
January 19th, 2022, 3:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The .375 thread
Replies: 130
Views: 6371

Re: The .375 thread

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Bins over racks is my preference for 375s . Picture shows both (racks on right are 375)
by Barry L i p t o n
January 19th, 2022, 3:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The .375 thread
Replies: 130
Views: 6371

Re: The .375 thread

CJ Beazley wrote: January 19th, 2022, 3:09 pm
Barry L i p t o n wrote: January 19th, 2022, 3:05 pm How much is yours? I grabbed four for $20 shipping, I’m almost local.
My offer for the Jadot was $39.99
My bad, I meant shipping costs. The bottle cost is the same for all at Enovyer.
by Barry L i p t o n
January 19th, 2022, 3:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The .375 thread
Replies: 130
Views: 6371

Re: The .375 thread

How much is yours? I grabbed four for $20 shipping, I’m almost local.
by Barry L i p t o n
January 17th, 2022, 9:18 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Eating and Drinking in Los Angeles
Replies: 1356
Views: 88364

Re: Eating and Drinking in Los Angeles

Going to dinner in Santa Monica with friends from out of town. My go to is Rustic Canyon Cafe, anyone been semi-recently? While I was thinking if trying Birdie Gs, the menu at Rustic Canyon Cafe is more appealing (fish and veg well represented). I was also looking at Fia. Any comments on this or oth...
by Barry L i p t o n
January 15th, 2022, 1:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2016 Brunellos!
Replies: 162
Views: 22149

Re: 2016 Brunellos!

Anyone have the Val di Suga or Caparzo 2016 Brunello normale?

I often prefer normale to riserva if they are using a lot of new oak on the riserva.
by Barry L i p t o n
January 15th, 2022, 12:54 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Dungeness crab season!
Replies: 22
Views: 981

Re: Dungeness crab season!

Best crab is Sri Lanka mud crabs.
But Dungeness is the best in the Western Hemisphere
by Barry L i p t o n
January 15th, 2022, 9:36 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2019 Albert Grivault Meursault 1er Cru Clos des Perrières
Replies: 7
Views: 473

Re: TN: 2019 Albert Grivault Meursault 1er Cru Clos des Perrières

What memories this wine brings. My first Meursault that I tasted, before premox reared it’s head.
by Barry L i p t o n
January 13th, 2022, 11:17 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Burgundy Producers Who Raised Prices Crazy in 2019
Replies: 39
Views: 2523

Re: Burgundy Producers Who Raised Prices Crazy in 2019

Wow, that's crazy on Lambrays. It's been going up the past few years already. I guess more and more of the2nd and 3rd tier high end wines will go this way. I wonder if Lambrays is really still 2nd/3rd tier. I haven't had the wines in a quite a while (and the ones I had in the aughts were not very i...
by Barry L i p t o n
January 12th, 2022, 11:16 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.
Replies: 5305
Views: 656890

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

Sarah Kirschbaum wrote: January 10th, 2022, 1:32 pm Follow up - I did find a bottle I wanted.
What tickled your fancy?
by Barry L i p t o n
January 8th, 2022, 3:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Do You Buy Champagne In Half Bottles?
Replies: 61
Views: 1924

Re: Do You Buy Champagne In Half Bottles?

Of my last 3 168s in 375s, one was clearly subpar. One was very good and one was fireworks.

I’m sure 750 are more consistent. But it depends on how much you drink. It beats a 375 of a still wine on a special occasion as long as it goes “pop” when you open it.
by Barry L i p t o n
January 6th, 2022, 10:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Do You Buy Champagne In Half Bottles?
Replies: 61
Views: 1924

Re: Do You Buy Champagne In Half Bottles?

Had many Krugs out of 375s, have the 168 currently. Mostly lively, a couple of dunpar.
Roederer Rose 2012 is fabulous in halves.
by Barry L i p t o n
January 4th, 2022, 4:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2016 Brunellos!
Replies: 162
Views: 22149

Re: 2016 Brunellos!

for your reference, here is the GR 2016 brunello tre bicchieri: Brunello di Montalcino 2016 Castelgiocondo Brunello di Montalcino 2016 Fanti Brunello di Montalcino 2016 Barbi Brunello di Montalcino 2016 Baricci Brunello di Montalcino 2016 Fuligni Brunello di Montalcino 2016 Pietroso Brunello di Mon...
by Barry L i p t o n
December 31st, 2021, 5:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: For the COVID shut ins - Anyone else want a WB Zoom NYE Party?
Replies: 41
Views: 2322

Re: For the COVID shut ins - Anyone else want a WB Zoom NYE Party?

Nice thought. I would be if I was not in a different time zone. But if you think you’ll be there still at 1am (10 my time), I’d join you.
by Barry L i p t o n
December 31st, 2021, 10:19 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What’s your NYE bubbly going to be?
Replies: 87
Views: 2641

Re: What’s your NYE bubbly going to be?

Krug 168
by Barry L i p t o n
December 30th, 2021, 12:55 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.
Replies: 5305
Views: 656890

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

Must be regional, doesn't come up as an option in Colorado Assume you are checking DoorDash, doesn't show on Total Wine Doesn't show on DoorDash on my computer, either. Do you have a code? NYE30, good only on groceries (which is where Total Wine is listed, along with a few local liquor stores and V...
by Barry L i p t o n
December 30th, 2021, 11:21 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.
Replies: 5305
Views: 656890

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

Max S. wrote: December 30th, 2021, 11:03 am Must be regional, doesn't come up as an option in Colorado
Assume you are checking DoorDash, doesn't show on Total Wine
by Barry L i p t o n
December 30th, 2021, 10:36 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.
Replies: 5305
Views: 656890

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

Total Wine is on Door Dash. Door Dash is running a 30% discount on purchases over $25. So I bought a Laubade XO for $75 minus 30% plus tax plus 5% service plus $5 tip which comes to $66.46 delivered. And you can do it 3 times. Effectively a 20% discount and shipping is just the tip. Or pick up for ...
by Barry L i p t o n
December 30th, 2021, 9:50 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.
Replies: 5305
Views: 656890

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

Total Wine is on Door Dash. Door Dash is running a 30% discount on purchases over $25. So I bought a Laubade XO for $75 minus 30% plus tax plus 5% service plus $5 tip which comes to $66.46 delivered. And you can do it 3 times. Effectively a 20% discount and shipping is just the tip. Or pick up for f...
by Barry L i p t o n
December 28th, 2021, 4:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What to do with my "best" wines
Replies: 48
Views: 2561

Re: What to do with my "best" wines

I’ve never liked sloshfests (not saying that’s one of the options talked about here). But now that I follow medical advice for alcohol consumption, I prefer no more than two different wines at a meal. No judgement in others, I used to think a bottle a person is reasonable (and was at that time in my...
by Barry L i p t o n
December 27th, 2021, 11:25 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The most helpful thing you can say in your tasting note...
Replies: 78
Views: 3985

Re: The most helpful thing you can say in your tasting note...

If someone uses CT to track the who and the where that doesn’t bother me. That note isn’t for the rest of us, but sheesh, let people use the tool the way they want. That is what the private notes feature is for. We'll have to agree to disagree. There aren't any fixed rules or requirements for how t...
by Barry L i p t o n
December 24th, 2021, 11:48 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Champagne are you drinking?
Replies: 3071
Views: 199871

Re: Which Champagne are you drinking?

Just looking at prices, I see that the 08 may be around the same price as the current release. But I haven't had it. I have a sole 02 Pol Roger. My only big regret from the Premier Cru debacle (other than friends and others who took it on the chin) is non-delivery of the 02 Sir Winston Churchill (go...
by Barry L i p t o n
December 24th, 2021, 10:59 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Champagne are you drinking?
Replies: 3071
Views: 199871

Re: Which Champagne are you drinking?

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Best Champagne I’ve had all year, since an 88 krug in 2020. Mature but still vibrant almost electric!
by Barry L i p t o n
December 23rd, 2021, 2:47 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Everyday cognac
Replies: 36
Views: 1073

Re: Everyday cognac

I’d rather have dartigalongue or l’encantada xo than any cognac less than 100 except maybe pasquet organic 10. Dartigalongue XO? I’ll give it a try. Have you had the Dudognon Vielle Reserve? I’d never had guessed it was under $100, I find it almost as good as Delamain Vespers. Yes. It’s ok, I’m not...
by Barry L i p t o n
December 23rd, 2021, 11:45 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Everyday cognac
Replies: 36
Views: 1073

Re: Everyday cognac

Mich@el Ch@ng wrote: December 23rd, 2021, 11:11 am
I’d rather have dartigalongue or l’encantada xo than any cognac less than 100 except maybe pasquet organic 10.
Dartigalongue XO? I’ll give it a try.

Have you had the Dudognon Vielle Reserve? I’d never had guessed it was under $100, I find it almost as good as Delamain Vespers.
by Barry L i p t o n
December 23rd, 2021, 9:20 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Everyday cognac
Replies: 36
Views: 1073

Re: Everyday cognac

If you are thinking of the Tesseron, my favorite cognac in that price range is Dudognon Vielle Reserve . The Dudognon lineup is one of the best values on the market right now. I haven't had the Heritage, have you? Sometimes, when I go up from high end to very high end (like Delamian Vespers to Tres...
by Barry L i p t o n
December 23rd, 2021, 1:27 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Everyday cognac
Replies: 36
Views: 1073

Re: Everyday cognac

If you are thinking of the Tesseron, my favorite cognac in that price range is Dudognon Vielle Reserve .
by Barry L i p t o n
December 22nd, 2021, 11:59 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Everyday cognac
Replies: 36
Views: 1073

Re: Everyday cognac

I also like Laubade XO, but I think that brands me as a simpleton in groups like the Serious Brandy discussion group. You and me both, but I don’t think the SBDG swims in the two-digit end of the pool very often, either. [snort.gif] I have my share of 3 digits cognacs, but sometimes I don't need th...
by Barry L i p t o n
December 22nd, 2021, 7:00 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Everyday cognac
Replies: 36
Views: 1073

Re: Everyday cognac

I also like Laubade XO, but I think that brands me as a simpleton in groups like the Serious Brandy discussion group. You and me both, but I don’t think the SBDG swims in the two-digit end of the pool very often, either. [snort.gif] I have my share of 3 digits wines, but sometimes I don't need that...
by Barry L i p t o n
December 22nd, 2021, 5:02 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Everyday cognac
Replies: 36
Views: 1073

Re: Everyday cognac

I also like Laubade XO, but I think that brands me as a simpleton in groups like the Serious Brandy discussion group. I was wondering whether either the Delord 25 or Chateau Briat Hors d'Age would be recommended. They are on wine.com under $80, a coupon brings them in under $60 (no shipping if you h...
by Barry L i p t o n
December 21st, 2021, 12:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Remoissenet Santenay 1969 - source vineyards?
Replies: 7
Views: 576

Re: Remoissenet Santenay 1969 - source vineyards?

Or could be from Algeria.

I'd be interesting if anyone could say whether they were not topped with non-Burgundy - Bernie Repolt, GM of Remoissonet, told me they don't really know about those older wines (not Santenay specifaclly). H
by Barry L i p t o n
December 21st, 2021, 12:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.
Replies: 5305
Views: 656890

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

Another half-bottle possibility for using the $20 off $50 might be a couple of bottles of Laurent-Perrier La Cuvee NV. LP proclaims that it is made from the “purest grape juice”, though I think something might be lost in that translation. Still, more than decent IMHO in it price range. $27.99 => $1...
by Barry L i p t o n
December 21st, 2021, 12:07 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.
Replies: 5305
Views: 656890

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

Mr Rebates is 6%. Bereche seems sold out. Thanks for the latest 20/50, I've been satisfying my itch just by sending gifts out - rather than buying wine I don't need, I buy the wine for the people who need it :>). The 2016 Carapazo La Casa is my latest favorite gift, although you have to pair it with...
by Barry L i p t o n
December 20th, 2021, 8:42 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Official kitchen knife thread
Replies: 682
Views: 64271

Re: Official kitchen knife thread

I’m sold on it (already ordered at Amazon, so paid about $13 more than eBay). I have a Zwilling bread knife which isn’t curved, nor offset, but serrated and quite dull. I don’t have sharpening skills. Do commercial knife sharpeners do serrated knives and is it eorth it? (Replacement cost looks to be...
by Barry L i p t o n
December 19th, 2021, 7:13 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Official kitchen knife thread
Replies: 682
Views: 64271

Re: Official kitchen knife thread

On the subject, does anyone have a great rec for a high quality break knife? Prefer one of high quality which can be sharpened relatively easily (yes I know how to do this reasonably well). We have a Shun bread knife which while fine is pretty awful to sharpen as that metal is super hard and genera...
by Barry L i p t o n
December 19th, 2021, 12:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Barolo/Brunello?
Replies: 30
Views: 2356

Re: Barolo/Brunello?

If I want value, I don’t bother with Barolo. I will go for the lesser appellations or a Produttori for Barbaresco. In Brunello I often prefer the normals to the riserva as in some houses because of oak treatment. So more in my wheelhouse for the <$50 guideline. On wine.com Carpazo would be my curren...
by Barry L i p t o n
December 19th, 2021, 12:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is your current oldest bottle in inventory?
Replies: 146
Views: 4807

Re: What is your current oldest bottle in inventory?

A 55 Vina Pomal rioja and 55 Vallana Spanna, birth year wines and still here due to a 65th birthday celebration that got Covid cancelled.
by Barry L i p t o n
December 19th, 2021, 12:32 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: European Cheese
Replies: 94
Views: 6440

Re: European Cheese

So my holiday cheese gift from a friend had some Epoisses that needs more ripening. On the counter, ripens to quickly. In the fridge, didn’t really get runny last time. I’m the wine cabinet, too much stink. Advice? How long do you let it warm up? I have one that has been in the fridge for maybe 3 w...
by Barry L i p t o n
December 19th, 2021, 11:37 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: European Cheese
Replies: 94
Views: 6440

Re: European Cheese

So my holiday cheese gift from a friend had some Epoisses that needs more ripening.

On the counter, ripens to quickly.
In the fridge, didn’t really get runny last time.
I’m the wine cabinet, too much stink.

Advice?
by Barry L i p t o n
December 17th, 2021, 11:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.
Replies: 5305
Views: 656890

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

Not as much available to ship to PA in the Champagne $50-$70 range.

Sent a Bereche Reserve to Missouri.

Between Gimmonet Premier Cru Blanc de Blancs Brut and Gaston Chiquet Blanc de Blanc's d'Aya - any votes for one over the other?
by Barry L i p t o n
December 17th, 2021, 8:52 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.
Replies: 5305
Views: 656890

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

Any tips on best champagne to use 20 off 50 for? They are gifts, would like it to be $50 to $70 but if $90 gets me something a clear level up, I’m interested.
One for Florida, one Missouri and one PA.
by Barry L i p t o n
December 12th, 2021, 11:08 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Kevin Hart Guesses Cheap vs. Expensive Wines
Replies: 142
Views: 6484

Re: Kevin Hart Guesses Cheap vs. Expensive Wines

Odd that Peter Lugers has been lauded as an example. Isn’t the wine list crappy?
by Barry L i p t o n
December 11th, 2021, 4:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Kevin Hart Guesses Cheap vs. Expensive Wines
Replies: 142
Views: 6484

Re: Kevin Hart Guesses Cheap vs. Expensive Wines

“A sommelier worth his salt will let the customer decide on whether the wine is drinkable or not,” Toronto wine expert Tony Aspler tells us. “A quick sniff of the cork will alert the server if there is a potential problem with the bottle. At that point, the server can warn the customer that there m...
by Barry L i p t o n
December 9th, 2021, 2:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.
Replies: 5305
Views: 656890

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

I get DQ'ed for about half the codes because I try them, the order doesn't go through for some reason, and the coupon is then invalid. I placed an order, the charge it my card (as pending) but I didn't get a confirmation nor does it show in my orders. All Customer Service when I ask why I can't see ...

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