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by Mike Cohen
March 3rd, 2020, 9:14 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Guest etiquette: Wine glasses
Replies: 91
Views: 3900

Re: Guest etiquette: Wine glasses

There is no way in hell I’m bringing glasses. I don’t think I’ll ever care about wine enough to do so or not be able to enjoy wine out of shitty glasses enough to do so. I’m bringing good wine, I’m gonna enjoy drinking it out of whatever glass or shoe they pour it in, and I’m not giving it another ...
by Mike Cohen
March 3rd, 2020, 8:54 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Guest etiquette: Wine glasses
Replies: 91
Views: 3900

Re: Guest etiquette: Wine glasses

There is no way in hell I’m bringing glasses. I don’t think I’ll ever care about wine enough to do so or not be able to enjoy wine out of shitty glasses enough to do so. I’m bringing good wine, I’m gonna enjoy drinking it out of whatever glass or shoe they pour it in, and I’m not giving it another ...
by Mike Cohen
February 26th, 2020, 12:02 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Paris with kids?
Replies: 9
Views: 409

Re: Paris with kids?

How old are your kids? We were in Paris in 2011 with our two kids who were 9 and 7 at the time. Obviously a lot has changed in 9 years. We didn't eat at any Michelin places, but we ate well...Willi's Wine Bar, L'Ami Jean, La Regelade, Cafe Constant, etc. My kids were well behaved, but still, we made...
by Mike Cohen
February 24th, 2020, 10:57 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Anything good from '81?
Replies: 54
Views: 1767

Re: Anything good from '81?

81 Beaucastel if it's still around. It was spectacular. Haven't had it in ten years or so.
by Mike Cohen
February 24th, 2020, 9:34 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Question for consumers about a 2% DTC assesment
Replies: 72
Views: 2647

Re: Question for consumers about a 2% DTC assesment

What if every industry in every area of the country did the same thing? My hometown has the downtown corporation that all businesses pay into and then the downtown corporation markets the town and local businesses. The costs of this are picked up by the businesses. Now I'm sure that the businesses s...
by Mike Cohen
February 24th, 2020, 7:43 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A fantastic adventure at Wine Watch, wine merchant in Fort Lauderdale
Replies: 8
Views: 1088

Re: A fantastic adventure at Wine Watch, wine merchant in Fort Lauderdale

Although I haven't been in a while, when we fly into FTL (assuming its during business hours), Wine Watch is our first stop on the way up to Boca. My wife and kids give me 15 minutes while they wait in the car and I hurriedly grab provisions for the trip. Always fun and wish that I had more time to ...
by Mike Cohen
February 11th, 2020, 2:01 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Boca Raton and Surrounding Areas
Replies: 14
Views: 1021

Boca Raton and Surrounding Areas

Heading to Florida tomorrow for a few days, staying in Boca. Need good restaurants (doesn't have to be fancy). Also a wine shop or two in the Boca area would be great. Usually stop at Wine Watch on the way from the FLL airport but coming in too late and family won't put up with a special trip the ne...
by Mike Cohen
February 11th, 2020, 5:28 am
Forum: Wine 101: The Basics
Topic: How do you control your alcohol intake?
Replies: 80
Views: 10435

Re: How do you control your alcohol intake?

Does anyone curb their alcohol intake after the holiday season and practices a dry January? I’ve been doing dry January for four years now. The past three years I extended it to President’s Day Weekend. This year I didn’t go to dry January but have limited it to Saturday’s only so far in February. ...
by Mike Cohen
February 9th, 2020, 8:50 pm
Forum: Wine 101: The Basics
Topic: How do you control your alcohol intake?
Replies: 80
Views: 10435

Re: How do you control your alcohol intake?

Does anyone curb their alcohol intake after the holiday season and practices a dry January? I’ve been doing dry January for four years now. The past three years I extended it to President’s Day Weekend. This year I didn’t go to dry January but have limited it to Saturday’s only so far in February. ...
by Mike Cohen
February 6th, 2020, 6:34 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Rocks glasses
Replies: 20
Views: 920

Re: Rocks glasses

Sarah Kirschbaum wrote:
January 25th, 2020, 10:32 am
What do you use them for? I ask because, in our house, we find exactly zero times when we prefer a rocks glass to something else. That said, we do have quite a few of them, of various sorts.
What about cocktails?
by Mike Cohen
January 28th, 2020, 10:10 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Vieux Donjon Vertical
Replies: 35
Views: 1734

Re: TN: Vieux Donjon Vertical

Thanks for some great notes. I've been a fan of VD for years. Interested that there wasn't a 99, 00, or 03?
by Mike Cohen
January 27th, 2020, 10:36 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Your most memorable wine experience
Replies: 50
Views: 2721

Re: Your most memorable wine experience

I think if I had to pin it down to one experience, I would say April 1999 (honeymoon) at Willi's Wine Bar in Paris. It was our first night there (and my first trip to Europe) so I wanted to go to a place where I knew that some English would be spoken. 91 Chave was on the list and we ordered a bottle...
by Mike Cohen
January 12th, 2020, 9:31 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Honeymoon plans: help me make a decision
Replies: 22
Views: 1179

Re: Honeymoon plans: help me make a decision

Fiancée and I are tying the knot in late April and looking for a mid May plan for honeymoon in Europe. Budgeting about 2 weeks (give or take a day). First stop will be in Andalucía, mostly in Jerez to coincide with the Feria del Caballo from 5/8-5/13. We’ll do a night in Sevilla, probably at the Al...
by Mike Cohen
December 17th, 2019, 8:42 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: barcelona 3 nights enough?
Replies: 51
Views: 3071

Re: barcelona 3 nights enough?

Hold on to your wallet near/on Las Ramblas. I've had quite a few friends/locals pick-pocketed or mugged in the area. Totally get that all big cities deal with these issues, but the Las Ramblas area felt like ground zero for it in Europe. Has been two years since I've been back to Barcelona, so coul...
by Mike Cohen
December 17th, 2019, 8:32 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: barcelona 3 nights enough?
Replies: 51
Views: 3071

Re: barcelona 3 nights enough?

mark rudner wrote:
December 17th, 2019, 7:05 am
have it booked mike
thanks again
Nice! Make sure to get the egg "carpaccio"
by Mike Cohen
December 16th, 2019, 4:28 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: barcelona 3 nights enough?
Replies: 51
Views: 3071

Re: barcelona 3 nights enough?

mark rudner wrote:
December 15th, 2019, 1:53 pm
we leave in 10 days
any last minute insight?
going to do 1 michelin lunch and the rest tapas/pintxos
thanks
Mark,

I know I mentioned it upthread, but I highly recommend Bar Mut for dinner. Have the best time.
by Mike Cohen
November 7th, 2019, 12:05 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Jackson Hole, Wyoming
Replies: 25
Views: 1417

Re: Jackson Hole, Wyoming

I would say the drive from Teton Village to Jackson is about 20-25 minutes. It's not that far, but the speed limit the whole way is like 35mph and you have to keep an eye out for wandering moose. I would say it's worth it to head into Jackson for a couple of meals, some shopping, and to walk around....
by Mike Cohen
November 7th, 2019, 11:02 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Jackson Hole, Wyoming
Replies: 25
Views: 1417

Re: Jackson Hole, Wyoming

Mike, I haven't been back since my trip in 2016 (loved it). We've discussed going back, but have tried out Squaw, Alta, and PC since. As mentioned above, Snake River Grill was excellent. It's a white tablecloth kind of place. One place that I found to be underrated was the Handle Bar which is the pu...
by Mike Cohen
November 1st, 2019, 11:41 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Rye
Replies: 345
Views: 33039

Re: Rye

I see High West "A Midwinter's Night Dram" for as low as $85 to as high as $145. Frankly it depends on the store.
by Mike Cohen
October 16th, 2019, 4:41 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Philadelphia - quick trip this month (next week!)
Replies: 35
Views: 2145

Re: Philadelphia - quick trip this month (next week!)

The best museum in Philadelphia and maybe the world is the Mütter Museum. http://muttermuseum.org/ Was really hoping to find out about a cool art museum that I didn’t know about so I could take a drive down and combine a Zahav visit with this museum. Let’s just say it wasn’t what I was expecting.😂
by Mike Cohen
October 16th, 2019, 9:04 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: New York City Restaurants
Replies: 2406
Views: 147205

Re: New York City Restaurants

Recently discovered Via Carota (thanks YB) and have had two excellent meals there in the past three weeks. The room is great and the service was on point. The menu is large so I was pleasantly surprised that there were no duds. It's super casual and exactly the way that I want to eat and drink for ...
by Mike Cohen
October 16th, 2019, 7:43 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: New York City Restaurants
Replies: 2406
Views: 147205

Re: New York City Restaurants

Recently discovered Via Carota (thanks YB) and have had two excellent meals there in the past three weeks. The room is great and the service was on point. The menu is large so I was pleasantly surprised that there were no duds. It's super casual and exactly the way that I want to eat and drink for a...
by Mike Cohen
October 15th, 2019, 8:37 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: barcelona 3 nights enough?
Replies: 51
Views: 3071

Re: barcelona 3 nights enough?

Howard Cooper wrote:
October 15th, 2019, 6:11 pm
Get tickets IN ADVANCE to go inside Sagrada Familia
Get tickets in advance for all tourist attractions including all the Gaudi stuff.
by Mike Cohen
October 14th, 2019, 2:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Sad Passing of one of the great wine importers to the US
Replies: 9
Views: 1788

Re: Sad Passing of one of the great wine importers to the US

That's sad news. Very nice guy. Years ago at A Toute Heure, my wife and I were one of two tables left in the restaurant. Alain and his wife were at the other table and the proprietor introduced us. Alain's wife seemed amused that I was so interested in speaking with her husband. Pretty sure we went ...
by Mike Cohen
October 10th, 2019, 10:27 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: barcelona 3 nights enough?
Replies: 51
Views: 3071

Re: barcelona 3 nights enough?

Hey Mark, I was in Barcelona with my family at the end of August. We flew from EWR on a Sunday overnight flight, arriving Monday AM. Spent Monday through Thursday nights there and flew to San Sebastian on Friday morning. I loved everything about Barcelona. I would say that you could do it in three n...
by Mike Cohen
September 26th, 2019, 8:50 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Would You Drink a Nazi Wine??
Replies: 149
Views: 6822

Re: Would You Drink a Nazi Wine??

Why do you hate the grapes? [stirthepothal.gif]
by Mike Cohen
September 25th, 2019, 5:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Would You Drink a Nazi Wine??
Replies: 149
Views: 6822

Re: Would You Drink a Nazi Wine??

Never forget history, but at a certain point, are public or other major companies to be held accountable for things that happened generations before? A very personal decision for each and every one of us, and that decision is correct for you and you alone. No judgments. This is pretty much how I fe...
by Mike Cohen
September 23rd, 2019, 7:27 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Making wine in a drier, hotter world
Replies: 3
Views: 330

Re: Making wine in a drier, hotter world

We were in Mitzpe Ramon in the summer of 2017. If you can grow grapes there, you're a pretty talented person. It's an amazing place that looks like a lunar landscape.
by Mike Cohen
September 12th, 2019, 10:57 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Back to Barcelona -- new recommendations?
Replies: 29
Views: 4390

Re: Back to Barcelona -- new recommendations?

Had a phenomenal meal at Bar Mut. Would go back in a heartbeat.
by Mike Cohen
September 12th, 2019, 8:44 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Bilbao, San Sebastian, Rioja this Fall
Replies: 18
Views: 3013

Re: Bilbao, San Sebastian, Rioja this Fall

Thanks everyone! I'e been crazy busy, so haven't had a chance to reserve until now - we'll see what we can get. At the very least, Hotel Maria Cristina will be our home base for the week. Hi Christine, We just got back from Spain, including 4 days in Barcelona, 1/2 day in Bilbao, and 4 days in San ...
by Mike Cohen
September 9th, 2019, 9:23 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: BBQ Tour
Replies: 24
Views: 2261

Re: BBQ Tour

Franklin's in Austin has a limited number of pre-orders, so that you can skip the line and pick up early. Of course, the line is fun if you have a cooler of beer and camp chairs. I did the pre-order (take out) thing with friends this past May. I just picked it up, I wasn't involved in the ordering,...
by Mike Cohen
September 9th, 2019, 8:56 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Little Things Mean a Lot - the Travel Version
Replies: 38
Views: 3116

Re: Little Things Mean a Lot - the Travel Version

Sarah Kirschbaum wrote:
September 7th, 2019, 7:04 pm

6) a little bag of good sea salt, like Maldon.
I'd be careful with this one...

https://www.cnn.com/travel/article/lond ... index.html

[rofl.gif]
by Mike Cohen
September 6th, 2019, 9:45 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: FS: 2010 Bénétière 'Cordeloux' Côte-Rôtie x 2
Replies: 25
Views: 1461

Re: FS: 2010 Bénétière 'Cordeloux' Côte-Rôtie x 2

I guess that the forum rules pinned at the top of all of the commerce corner threads are optional? Cuz by my count 30% of the posts on this thread don't follow the stated rules below: "Forum rules If you have a negative or potentially harmful comment to make about another poster's pricing or offer, ...
by Mike Cohen
September 4th, 2019, 9:01 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Another Flannery PSA
Replies: 228
Views: 16055

Re: Another Flannery PSA

Picked up a few more to share with my parents on a visit next weekend. Dad turned 85 yesterday--still going strong! [cheers.gif] to your dad! One of the great blessings of my life was to have my wife's parents in our lives. Nanny is 89 and going strong, as well! She lives with us 2/3 time (she stil...
by Mike Cohen
August 28th, 2019, 9:34 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Best of Class restaurant dishes
Replies: 42
Views: 3720

Re: Best of Class restaurant dishes

I had a banner day yesterday, tasting two "best of class" dishes in one day: * Best fish taco: Solbar, Calistoga, CA * Best iceberg wedge salad: Press, St. Helena, CA (chilled iceberg, bacon, blue cheese, red grapes, pistachio, avocado puree) I'll throw in another all-time favorite from years past ...
by Mike Cohen
August 12th, 2019, 12:36 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: What did you cook tonight?
Replies: 1420
Views: 77265

Re: What did you cook tonight?

Kenny H wrote:
August 11th, 2019, 9:32 pm
Mike Cohen wrote:
August 5th, 2019, 12:38 pm
Been doing this salad or slight variations of it this summer. Lotsa thinly sliced fresh and pickled stone fruit, radishes, pickled carrots, onions and fresnos, pistachios, mint, oil, salt, pepper.
Gorgeous!
Thanks! Forgot to mention that underneath I add fresh orange sections.
by Mike Cohen
August 8th, 2019, 1:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Anyone seen, gotten, or received any 2015 Benetiere yet?
Replies: 394
Views: 23363

Re: Anyone seen, gotten, or received any 2015 Benetiere yet?

ybarselah wrote:
August 8th, 2019, 1:56 pm
Mike Cohen wrote:
August 8th, 2019, 1:40 pm
Robert Panzer wrote:
May 21st, 2019, 8:36 am
My warehouse is ideal temp/humidity 24/7/365.
I am quite proud of its efficiency, the total energy bill in August is around $100!!!
How big is your warehouse? Where is it? How is that even possible?
context: this guy pays $250/month for water.
LOL!
by Mike Cohen
August 8th, 2019, 1:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Anyone seen, gotten, or received any 2015 Benetiere yet?
Replies: 394
Views: 23363

Re: Anyone seen, gotten, or received any 2015 Benetiere yet?

Robert Panzer wrote:
May 21st, 2019, 8:36 am
My warehouse is ideal temp/humidity 24/7/365.
I am quite proud of its efficiency, the total energy bill in August is around $100!!!
How big is your warehouse? Where is it? How is that even possible?
by Mike Cohen
August 8th, 2019, 9:41 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: COOKBOOKS: What Are Your Top 5
Replies: 40
Views: 3493

Re: COOKBOOKS: What Are Your Top 5

It's tough to narrow down to 5 and I appreciate the offerings so far. I clearly need to look into The Food Lab. I too gain inspiration from these books rather than strictly following the recipes. Kenji has so much material online you *almost don't need the book. Serious Eats and Kenji's online stuf...
by Mike Cohen
August 8th, 2019, 8:53 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: COOKBOOKS: What Are Your Top 5
Replies: 40
Views: 3493

Re: COOKBOOKS: What Are Your Top 5

Brian King wrote:
August 8th, 2019, 6:34 am
Smoke it Like a Pro - Eric Mitchell
Is this really a cookbook? [rofl.gif]
by Mike Cohen
August 5th, 2019, 12:38 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: What did you cook tonight?
Replies: 1420
Views: 77265

Re: What did you cook tonight?

Been doing this salad or slight variations of it this summer. Lotsa thinly sliced fresh and pickled stone fruit, radishes, pickled carrots, onions and fresnos, pistachios, mint, oil, salt, pepper.
by Mike Cohen
August 4th, 2019, 10:03 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Austria during Xmas/New Years (skiing)
Replies: 7
Views: 2211

Re: Austria during Xmas/New Years (skiing)

Jeff, I haven't skied in Europe, but regularly ski all over the US and Canada. I'm sure that most (if not all) ski areas in Austria will sell 3 day passes. My concerns would be as follows: 1. Might not be a lot of snow that early in the season. That said, assuming you're sticking mostly to beginner ...
by Mike Cohen
August 1st, 2019, 9:34 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Owners of eleven Madison Park To Split
Replies: 33
Views: 3795

Re: Owners of eleven Madison Park To Split

Even if Danny Meyer "gave away" EMP to DH/WG, Danny Meyer still has a prominent stake in lower volume/higher cost fine dining; places like the Modern, Maialino are much closer to EMP in style, feel and ambition (and wine lists) than they are to Shake Shack. You make it sound like he left fine dinin...
by Mike Cohen
July 31st, 2019, 9:40 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Owners of eleven Madison Park To Split
Replies: 33
Views: 3795

Re: Owners of eleven Madison Park To Split

It will be a fascinating experiment to see which person is more important. The Chef or the Hospitality Guy.
by Mike Cohen
July 29th, 2019, 8:11 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Stems: The Achilles’ heel of the wine glass?
Replies: 15
Views: 1151

Re: Stems: The Achilles’ heel of the wine glass?

I love my Zalto Universal glasses. I do feel that when I occasionally pour too big a glass that the bowl *could* snap off. Hasn't happened yet, but it does feel top heavy when the bowl is on the fuller side.
by Mike Cohen
July 26th, 2019, 8:41 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: FS: Tree House! A Plethora of Goodies! SOLD
Replies: 18
Views: 1008

Re: FS: Tree House! A Plethora of Goodies! SOLD

YLee wrote:
July 26th, 2019, 7:53 am
Just picked up the beers.
These beers are amazing (and they defy gravity). champagne.gif
by Mike Cohen
July 26th, 2019, 6:53 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Emidio Pepe - Trebbiano d'Abruzzo (Italy, Abruzzi, Trebbiano d'Abruzzo)
Replies: 46
Views: 2154

Re: TN: 2016 Emidio Pepe - Trebbiano d'Abruzzo (Italy, Abruzzi, Trebbiano d'Abruzzo)

My glass came from Roscioli, in Rome. Now I have no idea which version I had. 95% you had a young vines wine. In terms of which of the young vines wines, you will never know. They do not blend the vats. So in reality there are several different young vine wines, and several old vine wines. The good...
by Mike Cohen
July 18th, 2019, 7:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Emidio Pepe - Trebbiano d'Abruzzo (Italy, Abruzzi, Trebbiano d'Abruzzo)
Replies: 46
Views: 2154

Re: TN: 2016 Emidio Pepe - Trebbiano d'Abruzzo (Italy, Abruzzi, Trebbiano d'Abruzzo)

Nice note. Had this a couple weeks back while in Montalcino ($36Eu off a list; lol) on a patio on a hot night and it was spectacular. We drank several on our trip in May as well and I brought back a few too. Can't believe how cheap it still is in Italy! ^This! Was in Rome and Florence in August of ...
by Mike Cohen
July 10th, 2019, 12:07 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Hazy IPAs/New England IPAs
Replies: 68
Views: 5365

Re: Hazy IPAs/New England IPAs

John Kimmich is commonly referred to as the originator of the hazy NE styled IPA/DIPA with the introduction of The Alchemists' Heady Topper way back in 2003, long before Trillium or Treehouse started brewing commercially. Cheers, Bud Didn’t he think it was a flaw at the time though, which is why th...
by Mike Cohen
July 10th, 2019, 12:02 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Hazy IPAs/New England IPAs
Replies: 68
Views: 5365

Re: Hazy IPAs/New England IPAs

For Fiddlehead, I prefer Second Fiddle to Rareified Air. Fuller body. Love Second Fiddle. Love the Fiddlehead IPA even more. But Rarified Air hits a sweet spot for me with regard to alcohol content. Second Fiddle - 8.2% Fiddlehead IPA - 6.2% Rarified Air - 5% My scenario is that I'm having a beer A...

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