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by theocorrel
March 29th, 2020, 5:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TWA William Kelley on several 2018 Beaujolais (Bouland, Metras, Foillard)
Replies: 24
Views: 1480

Re: TWA William Kelley on several 2018 Beaujolais (Bouland, Metras, Foillard)

Robert - I believe that is Oxonian mannerisms.... (but, hey, the Brits are proving as stupid as we are/vice versa).
by theocorrel
March 16th, 2020, 4:30 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Coronavirus and Summer Travel
Replies: 213
Views: 7815

Re: Coronavirus and Summer Travel

Peter - With the understanding that we essentially have no testing (#makeamericamorons), do you have any idea what the King County rate per 1M is? Based on the numbers on that website - and understood, all numbers are quicksand - it seems the King County rate must be much higher. (King County popula...
by theocorrel
March 16th, 2020, 3:24 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Coronavirus and Summer Travel
Replies: 213
Views: 7815

Re: Coronavirus and Summer Travel

Thanks Micheal, that is a very useful site. I wish they had the US broken down by state. I think the logarithmic graphs are key. I'm shocked by the cases per 1M for Germany and France versus China. (I wonder what Wuhan province is?) And I suspect the Seattle/Washington state rate is higher than Germ...
by theocorrel
March 15th, 2020, 12:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: anybody traveling in France?
Replies: 99
Views: 6262

Re: anybody traveling in France?

Andrew - Don't know where you are in Morocco (Marrakech, Rabat, Casablanca?), but Lufthansa still has flights from Frankfurt to IAD, e.g., tomorrow morning (as of this moment), and services Morocco (don't know the status of those flights). My French friends in Alsace said France declared Stage 3 abo...
by theocorrel
March 14th, 2020, 12:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: anybody traveling in France?
Replies: 99
Views: 6262

Re: anybody traveling in France?

Reports are France just ordered all nonessential stores, including restaurants, cafes, etc., closed.
by theocorrel
March 12th, 2020, 1:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: anybody traveling in France?
Replies: 99
Views: 6262

Re: anybody traveling in France?

Russell - Yes, they said at Phase 3, i.e., not now. That's why I asked re Macron's 'between the lines' (is how my French friends described it) indication about Italy.

Thanks John. I know, math does not lie. The US's stunning incompetence on this is clear for anybody to see, if they only want to.
by theocorrel
March 12th, 2020, 1:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: anybody traveling in France?
Replies: 99
Views: 6262

Re: anybody traveling in France?

Russell - I just spoke with some of my French friends in Alsace. They said Macron (+/or the Institut Pasteur people) indicated 1/ borders are likely to be closed if France goes to Phase 3 and 2/ between the lines, Macron indicated France was only at the beginning & may well go in the direction Italy...
by theocorrel
March 12th, 2020, 12:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: anybody traveling in France?
Replies: 99
Views: 6262

Re: anybody traveling in France?

Russell - Thanks. Was this Macron's address to the country? Did he say anything else of substance re France?
by theocorrel
March 10th, 2020, 10:39 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: anybody traveling in France?
Replies: 99
Views: 6262

Re: anybody traveling in France?

John - The only claim I made is that someone posted this in the Travel section - which he has acknowledged - that I didn’t know if it was true, and that people should talk to him or consult his sources. He provided his sources in this very thread. Get a grip. The English was clear and basic.
by theocorrel
March 10th, 2020, 10:16 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: anybody traveling in France?
Replies: 99
Views: 6262

Re: anybody traveling in France?

John - I can’t really search the Board right now but it looks like the guy might have removed the post - but nonetheless, he posted here acknowledging the other post & providing sources. In his original Travel post, he said 30-something cases in Beaune, as I said, but I don’t know if this is correct...
by theocorrel
March 10th, 2020, 8:36 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: anybody traveling in France?
Replies: 99
Views: 6262

Re: anybody traveling in France?

William - the person reporting came & posted in this thread with sources (I have not read) - take a look.
by theocorrel
March 9th, 2020, 12:07 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: anybody traveling in France?
Replies: 99
Views: 6262

Re: anybody traveling in France?

Someone in the Coronavirus thread in the Travel section posted that there are 30-something cases in Beaune. (Don't know if this is correct.) You might want to follow up with him. Beaune is about the size of one neighborhood in Seattle, i.e., a tiny fraction.
by theocorrel
March 8th, 2020, 6:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: New Rhys/Aeris release - Stunning Customer Appreciation
Replies: 58
Views: 2663

Re: New Rhys/Aeris release - Stunning Customer Appreciation

Not willfully breaking environmental laws, irrevocably destroying protected area & hoping lots of $$$ will smooth over breaking the law?
by theocorrel
March 8th, 2020, 6:13 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: The Grill, NYC
Replies: 7
Views: 736

Re: The Grill, NYC

Gentlemen - Thank you all. I will be revisiting once we get a little closer (and Coronavirus is in the rear-view.) Question, though, on the service - from when you walk in, to treatment at the table, are you welcomed & treated well (including re bringing an aged Burg/Bordeaux)? Or is this a 'you-are...
by theocorrel
March 7th, 2020, 8:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: anybody traveling in France?
Replies: 99
Views: 6262

Re: anybody traveling in France?

I know some schools in Alsace are closed for several weeks (as is true in parts of Switzerland), and I read the Louvre was closed (haven't confirmed). Otherwise, I have not heard of any larger closings in France.
by theocorrel
February 25th, 2020, 4:47 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: #
Replies: 2
Views: 242

Re: GIRARDIN-Le Montrachet

Donn - where are you located? Thanks
by theocorrel
February 24th, 2020, 8:33 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: The Grill, NYC
Replies: 7
Views: 736

The Grill, NYC

Thinking of celebrating a milestone birthday (50) for a French friend of mine at the Grill. (She is extremely well traveled, but this will be her first time in NYC; she is flying in from Alsace.) Views on the Grill? Is is good/great? Good/great for a celebration (for a French-National first time vis...
by theocorrel
February 24th, 2020, 8:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What’s the most egregious thing you have seen done while serving wine?
Replies: 106
Views: 5639

Re: What’s the most egregious thing you have seen done while serving wine?

Apropos of a few of the stories above, back in the day, as a 19 year old, I was a green new waiter at a power restaurant in DC. The kind of place where the president's counsel would come for lunch, bringing his white-house secure phone to be plugged in at his table (this is well before cell phones; ...
by theocorrel
February 17th, 2020, 12:50 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Needing Family Friendly Recs for Washington DC
Replies: 21
Views: 830

Re: Needing Family Friendly Recs for Washington DC

Ben's Chili Bowl (the original). If you, or your kids, want a real DC place. Half-smoke all the way.
by theocorrel
December 29th, 2019, 10:33 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: OMG - Zachy's was selling it for how much in 1977?
Replies: 12
Views: 1331

Re: OMG - Zachy's was selling it for how much in 1977?

My dad received $30 as a Christmas gift one year from his mother; he promptly went out and bought 1 bottle each of Romanee Conti, La Tache and Grands Echezeaux for that $30. Thankfully, he would let us kids taste wines at the dinner table - I was about 7-10 years old when I tried those 3 bottles....
by theocorrel
December 27th, 2019, 12:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Whats your top 5 Clos saint denis?
Replies: 63
Views: 3552

Re: Whats your top 5 Clos saint denis?

Domaine des Forges also made a Clos St. Denis, at least in the 1990s. Is anyone familiar with this rendering?
by theocorrel
December 20th, 2019, 12:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: why this auction bizot crazy?
Replies: 18
Views: 1632

Re: why this auction bizot crazy?

Does he still make the VR 1er Les Treux (declassified Echezeaux)? I used to drink his wines all the time - they were inexpensive and an outstanding value. I don't know if I ever paid more than $30 for the VR Jachees or VR 1er Treux (or the VR VV for that matter). I know it's not news, but many Burg ...
by theocorrel
September 11th, 2019, 7:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Riedel Bravissimo glassware and balloon decanters at Best Buy right now
Replies: 20
Views: 2035

Re: Riedel Bravissimo glassware and balloon decanters at Best Buy right now

Thanks Mike! The Riedel double old-fashioned lowballs and highballs are also on sale.
by theocorrel
September 2nd, 2019, 3:06 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Alligator
Replies: 8
Views: 1924

Re: Alligator

There is a restaurant in Nairobi that serves grilled crocodile - very seriously great. Sort of like the best lobster meat you have ever had x 10. Is that anything like your experience with alligator?
by theocorrel
August 13th, 2019, 2:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: South African Cabs really a contender?
Replies: 39
Views: 1566

Re: South African Cabs really a contender?

I tasted there in the mid 1980s and it was impressive then. I remember it for white wines, though. What varietals, white and red, are being produced now that are considered very good? (And is the red just a cab, or are there Bordeaux blends considered strong?) It is a very beautiful area.
by theocorrel
August 6th, 2019, 6:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Rhys fined $3.76M for illegally diverting water in Anderson Valley
Replies: 355
Views: 28388

Re: Rhys fined $3.76M for illegally diverting water in Anderson Valley

And, as the Settlement Agreement Kevin Harvey/Rhys specifically accepted and agreed to make clear, a repeat legal violation. Andrew, thanks for taking the time in the face of all this ignorance as well as, in the case of Alan (at least as his repeated posts in this thread demonstrate), severe and ri...
by theocorrel
August 4th, 2019, 5:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Rhys fined $3.76M for illegally diverting water in Anderson Valley
Replies: 355
Views: 28388

Re: Rhys fined $3.76M for illegally diverting water in Anderson Valley

Greg - The damage caused by constructing the vineyard was irrevocable (unrestorable) - this is stated various times in the materials. That it was illegal is similarly the case. That it was willful follows - as I pointed out - from using the exact same manager who, of all people, knew that going forw...
by theocorrel
August 4th, 2019, 4:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Rhys fined $3.76M for illegally diverting water in Anderson Valley
Replies: 355
Views: 28388

Re: Rhys fined $3.76M for illegally diverting water in Anderson Valley

Let’s me start off by answer yes, they knew what they were doing was egregiously wrong. Kevin and his team knew that they were breaking the law in Mendocino County, in the State of California and the United States Federal law. They chose to do so anyway, showing gross negligence and in turn were gi...
by theocorrel
July 24th, 2019, 11:57 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Travel recommendations for - Route 1, Carmel & S.F. visits
Replies: 12
Views: 2436

Re: Travel recommendations for - Route 1, Carmel & S.F. visits

Sure, William. The restaurant at Post Ranch is a glass jewel box extending out over the Pacific ocean and dramatic Big Sur coastline - as beautiful as it gets anywhere in the world. I had an '81 Clos des Lambrays for $65 one night there for dinner, and many other great Burgs. I think those prices un...
by theocorrel
July 24th, 2019, 5:25 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Travel recommendations for - Route 1, Carmel & S.F. visits
Replies: 12
Views: 2436

Re: Travel recommendations for - Route 1, Carmel & S.F. visits

Lunch, Dinner and/or stay at Post Ranch Inn in Big Sur. In the Santa Cruz Mountains my guess is Kevin Harvey (Rhys) would love to host her for a tour/visit. In SF, the Ferry Building Marketplace for visiting, eating and drinking - and if you reach out to Debbie Zachereas there who owns Ferry Plaza W...
by theocorrel
July 23rd, 2019, 7:54 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: What the Romans ate: last supper Pompeii
Replies: 7
Views: 2340

Re: What the Romans ate: last supper Pompeii

Outstanding Mark. Thanks for posting.
by theocorrel
July 14th, 2019, 1:01 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Reccos for Itinerary that Includes Berlin
Replies: 6
Views: 2380

Re: Reccos for Itinerary that Includes Berlin

You could do a nice nonstop RT to Marrakech in the middle of your stay in Berlin. (I have done this frequently from Paris, Milan, Frankfurt, etc.) Stay at the La Mamounia. You would never have to leave Marrakech (or La Mamounia) to have an extraordinary experience, but Essouira on the Atlantic and t...
by theocorrel
July 11th, 2019, 4:29 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Zanzibar, Dar es Salaam
Replies: 15
Views: 2548

Re: Zanzibar, Dar es Salaam

Mark - Fantastic instragram of the journey by your son. Perfect for me; really appreciated. Thank you. Do you mind if I follow up with you at some point by pm re the physical prep, etc., your son did?
by theocorrel
July 11th, 2019, 4:03 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Zanzibar, Dar es Salaam
Replies: 15
Views: 2548

Re: Zanzibar, Dar es Salaam

Gentlemen - Thank you! Really appreciated. This is frightening. Mark, based on your great fight advice, I just essentially worked out 2 trips Seattle-Dar es Salaam, one for the fall, one for next spring. This has gone from an idea to a virtual certainty - to occur at least at some point - in about 4...
by theocorrel
July 11th, 2019, 3:08 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Zanzibar, Dar es Salaam
Replies: 15
Views: 2548

Re: Zanzibar, Dar es Salaam

Ryan - Thanks. Lamu Kenya? I heard in the last 3-5 years there have been a lot of culture clashes - not benign ones - between the devout majority & tourists. I would love to be wrong.
by theocorrel
July 11th, 2019, 3:02 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Zanzibar, Dar es Salaam
Replies: 15
Views: 2548

Re: Zanzibar, Dar es Salaam

Thanks Mark. I just looked at Sobek - they look great (as always). Thanks; I didn't even think of them! Really good. Did he do the 'Trek' or 'Summit' trip? (I assume the latter?)
by theocorrel
July 11th, 2019, 2:47 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Zanzibar, Dar es Salaam
Replies: 15
Views: 2548

Re: Zanzibar, Dar es Salaam

Mark - Great, I will look into it. I'm familiar with Sobek; I think they are from Berkeley (or were at one point). Was his subsequent visit to Zanzibar something he did on his own, or was that also run by Sobek? (I generally try and avoid tour groups/guides, something like climbing Kilimanjaro obvio...
by theocorrel
July 11th, 2019, 1:17 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Zanzibar, Dar es Salaam
Replies: 15
Views: 2548

Re: Zanzibar, Dar es Salaam

Gentlemen, outstanding. Thank you. I may follow up in time, if you don't mind. For now - Mark: Do you/your son have any recommendations or thoughts on trekking up Kilimanjaro? That was my idea, as a combination with going to Zanzibar.

Thanks again.
by theocorrel
July 11th, 2019, 9:34 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Zanzibar, Dar es Salaam
Replies: 15
Views: 2548

Zanzibar, Dar es Salaam

Anyone been to Zanzibar? Any recommendations? I'm interested in history & culture as well as lodging, food & natural beauty/the usual tourist activities. Also, any recommendations re Dar es Salaam? Finally, is there an easy way to get from Zanzibar/Dar es Salaam to Ngorogoro Crater or Kilimanjaro, o...
by theocorrel
June 30th, 2019, 11:45 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: books ?
Replies: 21
Views: 1377

Re: books ?

'Blue Trout and Black Truffles: The Perigrinations of an Epicure', Wechsberg (from the New Yorker). I'm not sure food writing gets better than this. (At lease if you like France.)
by theocorrel
May 28th, 2019, 8:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Favorite Wines You No Longer Buy Due to Pricing
Replies: 72
Views: 5006

Re: Favorite Wines You No Longer Buy Due to Pricing

I bought '99 La Tache in about 2001-2 for about $327. It was part of a whole parcel of DRC I bought - with the '99 La Tache the only one I couldn't bring myself to drink as it had gone over $4,000. HDH auctioned it for me a year ago at about $5,000. These numbers sound good - except in 1967-8 my fat...
by theocorrel
April 11th, 2019, 12:47 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Shops in Frankfurt & Milan
Replies: 14
Views: 845

Re: Wine Shops in Frankfurt & Milan

Gentlemen, thank you! I will be checking them out.

Ilkkal - Como is on the lake, but I also wiill be in Bellagio & Ravenna - thanks!
by theocorrel
April 10th, 2019, 12:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Shops in Frankfurt & Milan
Replies: 14
Views: 845

Re: Wine Shops in Frankfurt & Milan

Pierfrancesco - Outstanding. Thank you much! You (or anyone) don't happen to know a wineshop/cantine in Como, do you? Thanks again. Theo
by theocorrel
April 9th, 2019, 10:55 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Shops in Frankfurt & Milan
Replies: 14
Views: 845

Re: Wine Shops in Frankfurt & Milan

Excellent Krystian! Thanks much (& for the message with contact info). I will try and stop by!
by theocorrel
April 8th, 2019, 3:22 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Frankfurt Restaurants
Replies: 7
Views: 389

Re: Frankfurt Restaurants

Thanks Ed and Russell - much appreciated. They look great!
by theocorrel
April 7th, 2019, 3:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Shops in Frankfurt & Milan
Replies: 14
Views: 845

Re: Wine Shops in Frankfurt & Milan

Tim - Excellent, thank you! I will look them up. I'm familiar with Peck, but not the rest.

Please keep any recommendations coming! Frankfurt, anyone?

Thanks
by theocorrel
April 7th, 2019, 3:39 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Frankfurt Restaurants
Replies: 7
Views: 389

Re: Frankfurt Restaurants

Thanks Paul. The Gasthaus looks great.

Please keep any other recommendations coming!

Thanks.
by theocorrel
April 7th, 2019, 1:11 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Frankfurt Restaurants
Replies: 7
Views: 389

Re: Frankfurt Restaurants

Le Bump.
by theocorrel
April 7th, 2019, 1:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Shops in Frankfurt & Milan
Replies: 14
Views: 845

Re: Wine Shops in Frankfurt & Milan

Ilkkal,

Thanks much. Looks great.

Please keep the recommendations coming!

Thanks
by theocorrel
April 6th, 2019, 3:52 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Frankfurt Restaurants
Replies: 7
Views: 389

Frankfurt Restaurants

Can anyone recommend restaurants in Frankfurt for very traditional German food? Casual is fine. Just looking for great, traditional German food! I assume this one is much more difficult, but I also would be interested in traditional or historic Jewish restaurants/delis in Frankfurt, if such exists (...

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