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by Stuart BeauneHead Niemtzow
August 27th, 2019, 10:56 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Popeyes Chicken Sandwich
Replies: 88
Views: 3218

Re: Popeyes Chicken Sandwich

I first went to Popeye's in New Orleans in 1980...yikes. It was legendary then, and had not expanded out of the NOLA region. Though I eat little to no fast food, I still think Popeye's is very reliable for slaw, red beans (I order no rice) and chicken in all forms. There is one not far from my offic...
by Stuart BeauneHead Niemtzow
August 18th, 2019, 10:51 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Maris Piper potatoes.....roger
Replies: 19
Views: 1395

Re: Maris Piper potatoes.....roger

FWIW, I ordered some seeds on Amazon a couple of months ago. I still haven't gotten them and wrote to the vendor this week. They told me they have been delayed by customs (although that sounds a little fishy). I hadn't realized that products from England are now routed through Mexico to the US. I gu...
by Stuart BeauneHead Niemtzow
August 16th, 2019, 9:54 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2002 Domaine Robert Chevillon Nuits St. Georges 1er Cru Les Vaucrains
Replies: 32
Views: 1830

Re: TN: 2002 Domaine Robert Chevillon Nuits St. Georges 1er Cru Les Vaucrains

Well, Paul, if that was all that was going on: plush/velvety/liquer like...it would be boring. Might as well drink some Cassis like they make in Burgundy. But, I never found the 2002 vintage, anywhere I tasted it, lacking in backbone or acidity to keep that fresh and, ultimately, let it age into som...
by Stuart BeauneHead Niemtzow
August 15th, 2019, 2:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2002 Domaine Robert Chevillon Nuits St. Georges 1er Cru Les Vaucrains
Replies: 32
Views: 1830

Re: TN: 2002 Domaine Robert Chevillon Nuits St. Georges 1er Cru Les Vaucrains

Not sure why it would "scare" someone to have that overall effect. It really is a description of the quality of the fruit and concentration more than anything else. It says nothing about the underlying structure-- to me anyway. Of course, there are people with all kinds of "preferences". Like with m...
by Stuart BeauneHead Niemtzow
August 13th, 2019, 10:58 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2002 Domaine Robert Chevillon Nuits St. Georges 1er Cru Les Vaucrains
Replies: 32
Views: 1830

Re: TN: 2002 Domaine Robert Chevillon Nuits St. Georges 1er Cru Les Vaucrains

2002 Domaine Robert Chevillon Nuits St. Georges 1er Cru Les Vaucrains - France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, Nuits St. Georges 1er Cru (7/30/2019) There's intense liqueur cherry at this wine's heart. It has a highly perfumed nose of violets, iron, root vegetables, smoked meats and compost. It is plush ...
by Stuart BeauneHead Niemtzow
August 12th, 2019, 2:24 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: In Seattle Tomorrow - Space Needle / Pike Market
Replies: 20
Views: 1128

Re: In Seattle Tomorrow - Space Needle / Pike Market

Thanks, Ron, Mark! Yes...I mean seafood, but, also, whatever is the bounty of the harvest in mid-October in WA state. I assume that's some foraged things and some fruits, but...don't know. Mainly seafood, though. Not looking for "expensive", as that factors into the pleasure quotient. I agree on coo...
by Stuart BeauneHead Niemtzow
August 12th, 2019, 11:07 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: In Seattle Tomorrow - Space Needle / Pike Market
Replies: 20
Views: 1128

Re: In Seattle Tomorrow - Space Needle / Pike Market

Keep Joe's experience in mind....and suggest something for a mid-Oct 3 day stay...please. Want to experience the local bounty, but not haute cuisine versions. TIA
by Stuart BeauneHead Niemtzow
August 10th, 2019, 12:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Burg would you go for? Daniel Rion '95 vs Domaine Fourrier '96
Replies: 34
Views: 1268

Re: Which Burg would you go for? Daniel Rion '95 vs Domaine Fourrier '96

https://emarketing-au.s3-ap-southeast-2.amazonaws.com/69221/VcKLQyScuzGhvpdwx2JLXFVhRSBZ7D-SxvskTqv3DKM/2037921.jpg both Rouget´s and Meo´s Cros Parantoux are superb, definitely (in my humble opinion) on or above the level of Beaumonts. Still a chicken and egg issue, but...I don't disagree. Cros Pa...
by Stuart BeauneHead Niemtzow
August 9th, 2019, 9:53 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Burg would you go for? Daniel Rion '95 vs Domaine Fourrier '96
Replies: 34
Views: 1268

Re: Which Burg would you go for? Daniel Rion '95 vs Domaine Fourrier '96

However, I consider the Beaux Monts / Beaumonts to be the best 1er cru vineyard on the cote de Nuits generally, with some terrific producers involved in that vineyard, I also like Beaux Monts a lot, and voted accordingly, but I will rank it below a couple of other Vineyards (Malconsorts, Gaudichots...
by Stuart BeauneHead Niemtzow
August 9th, 2019, 9:43 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Burg would you go for? Daniel Rion '95 vs Domaine Fourrier '96
Replies: 34
Views: 1268

Re: Which Burg would you go for? Daniel Rion '95 vs Domaine Fourrier '96

He made the 2000 vintage and was opening his own larger operation by March 2001 when I visited. A negotiant operation with his name. The things he made earlier (Patrice et Michele) were plots they owned as LMD says: Bourg Bon Batons and Chambolle-Cras (in the villages portion of that vineyard; I jus...
by Stuart BeauneHead Niemtzow
August 8th, 2019, 5:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Burg would you go for? Daniel Rion '95 vs Domaine Fourrier '96
Replies: 34
Views: 1268

Re: Which Burg would you go for? Daniel Rion '95 vs Domaine Fourrier '96

Andrew: I think 1995 is a more difficult vintage to appreciate than 1996. Some of the 1995s were big tannic and closed, both at release and recently; the 1996s, have issues with overabundant acidities. I find 1996 more reliably pleasing. However, I consider the Beaux Monts / Beaumonts to be the best...
by Stuart BeauneHead Niemtzow
August 8th, 2019, 10:28 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Willamette wineries to visit in October???
Replies: 46
Views: 2464

Re: Willamette wineries to visit in October???

Good advice so far. Will you be looking to eat out while in PDX? Yes, for sure. But, not haute cuisine, I'd think. Fun stuff; local takes/ingredients, hopefully. Since we're staying with a family of young cousins, need a fun place to take all to one night (7 people, plus us). They live in Happy Val...
by Stuart BeauneHead Niemtzow
August 7th, 2019, 5:48 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Willamette wineries to visit in October???
Replies: 46
Views: 2464

Re: Willamette wineries to visit in October???

Good advice so far. Will you be looking to eat out while in PDX? Yes, for sure. But, not haute cuisine, I'd think. Fun stuff; local takes/ingredients, hopefully. Since we're staying with a family of young cousins, need a fun place to take all to one night (7 people, plus us). They live in Happy Val...
by Stuart BeauneHead Niemtzow
August 5th, 2019, 9:05 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: In Seattle Tomorrow - Space Needle / Pike Market
Replies: 20
Views: 1128

Re: In Seattle Tomorrow - Space Needle / Pike Market

My wife and I will be in Seattle in mid- October for almost 3 full days, heading to Portland thereafter. So, any suggestions...on both places to experience the bounty of the NW, and things not to miss are appreciated. Haven't been to the area in over 40 years...remember particularly the beautiful fe...
by Stuart BeauneHead Niemtzow
August 5th, 2019, 8:55 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Willamette wineries to visit in October???
Replies: 46
Views: 2464

Re: Willamette wineries to visit in October???

Thanks for the info Cody. Shea is one of the best known vineyards in Oregon. Probably 10+ years ago I pondered some of their vineyard soil samples with Brian of Belle Pente. There are lots of Shea producers, including Shea...but in general, the Pinots are full bodied. Kelley Fox, on the other hand,...
by Stuart BeauneHead Niemtzow
August 2nd, 2019, 11:30 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Willamette wineries to visit in October???
Replies: 46
Views: 2464

Re: Willamette wineries to visit in October???

Thanks for all your nice comments, invites and pm's.... I am hoping to spend a day in the Willamette Valley on Monday October 21. Will be staying in Portland with family for 3 days, so one day visiting and tasting is max. Really looking forward to this, a long time goal. (I've never been to CA winer...
by Stuart BeauneHead Niemtzow
July 29th, 2019, 11:04 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Willamette wineries to visit in October???
Replies: 46
Views: 2464

Re: Willamette wineries to visit in October???

Sounds great. Thanks for the invitation.
by Stuart BeauneHead Niemtzow
July 29th, 2019, 10:23 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Willamette wineries to visit in October???
Replies: 46
Views: 2464

Willamette wineries to visit in October???

My wife and I will be visiting in the Portland (OR) area in mid October. I haven't been in that area in over 40 years, and have never visited any wineries there. I have liked their pinot noirs and pinot gris over the years. Hopefully, I can figure out a day in that area visiting maybe 3 wineries. An...
by Stuart BeauneHead Niemtzow
July 29th, 2019, 9:29 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Maris Piper potatoes.....roger
Replies: 19
Views: 1395

Re: Maris Piper potatoes.....roger

And, FWIW, I ordered some seeds on Amazon, and am waiting to receive.

by Stuart BeauneHead Niemtzow
July 29th, 2019, 9:28 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Maris Piper potatoes.....roger
Replies: 19
Views: 1395

Re: Maris Piper potatoes.....roger

And, FWIW, some seeds I ordered in June..and am still waiting to receive....

by Stuart BeauneHead Niemtzow
July 27th, 2019, 11:22 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2016 Hubert Lignier Morey St Denis 1er VV - best sub $200 burgundy out there?
Replies: 130
Views: 6622

Re: 2016 Hubert Lignier Morey St Denis 1er VV - best sub $200 burgundy out there?

Please report back on this. I recently grabbed a few at $80/bottle. A wow wine....for a Gevrey villages. Blackish fruits; dry but the texture of a sirop and the concentration to match. I've had several 1999 villages reds over the last few months to see where things are with this vintage...and, fran...
by Stuart BeauneHead Niemtzow
July 27th, 2019, 11:21 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2016 Hubert Lignier Morey St Denis 1er VV - best sub $200 burgundy out there?
Replies: 130
Views: 6622

Re: 2016 Hubert Lignier Morey St Denis 1er VV - best sub $200 burgundy out there?

Maureen, nothing much has changed for me, IMO. But, thanks. Vintages, to me, are across the board, at all levels....what is pleasing to see if the quality of the fruit concentration and the maturity levels of some villages 1999 wines from the "top" producers. I still think this vintage has an achill...
by Stuart BeauneHead Niemtzow
July 26th, 2019, 9:27 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2016 Hubert Lignier Morey St Denis 1er VV - best sub $200 burgundy out there?
Replies: 130
Views: 6622

Re: 2016 Hubert Lignier Morey St Denis 1er VV - best sub $200 burgundy out there?

I paid less than $200 for 2016 Barthod Cras and Fuees. I prefer it to the Lignier MSD 1er VV, but both are good... Had a great opportunity to meet both Lignier's recently - Laurent at Paulee, and Hubert was here in Portland, OR recently...great guy! -mark Hubert—great guy? Ask him about Kellen and ...
by Stuart BeauneHead Niemtzow
July 25th, 2019, 1:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2016 Hubert Lignier Morey St Denis 1er VV - best sub $200 burgundy out there?
Replies: 130
Views: 6622

Re: 2016 Hubert Lignier Morey St Denis 1er VV - best sub $200 burgundy out there?

Howard Camhi wrote:
July 25th, 2019, 1:00 pm
Stuart BeauneHead Niemtzow wrote:
July 24th, 2019, 12:54 pm
M. Meer wrote:
July 24th, 2019, 12:09 pm
*** and the the Gevrey "Combettes" ***
Combottes [cheers.gif]
Hi, Howard. You confused me there...I was trying to find where I wrote "Combettes" and couldn't . Then I re-read.

Hope we meet again sometime!!
by Stuart BeauneHead Niemtzow
July 25th, 2019, 1:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: AMEX - Burgundy w/ Daniel Johnnes
Replies: 24
Views: 2575

Re: AMEX - Burgundy w/ Daniel Johnnes

I will say that I met him and spent time with him at the winery..not long after his father died, and at at time when his brother-in-law, who I had met several times, wasn't around. He was very stiff, but.....he was filling big shoes and his feet might have been sore.
by Stuart BeauneHead Niemtzow
July 25th, 2019, 10:38 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2016 Hubert Lignier Morey St Denis 1er VV - best sub $200 burgundy out there?
Replies: 130
Views: 6622

Re: 2016 Hubert Lignier Morey St Denis 1er VV - best sub $200 burgundy out there?

I have a 1999 Gevrey villages teed up for tonight or tomorrow...depending. Please report back on this. I recently grabbed a few at $80/bottle. A wow wine....for a Gevrey villages. Blackish fruits; dry but the texture of a sirop and the concentration to match. I've had several 1999 villages reds ove...
by Stuart BeauneHead Niemtzow
July 25th, 2019, 10:27 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: AMEX - Burgundy w/ Daniel Johnnes
Replies: 24
Views: 2575

Re: AMEX - Burgundy w/ Daniel Johnnes

I've met Guillaume....once...enuff..... [bye.gif]
by Stuart BeauneHead Niemtzow
July 24th, 2019, 1:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: AMEX - Burgundy w/ Daniel Johnnes
Replies: 24
Views: 2575

Re: AMEX - Burgundy w/ Daniel Johnnes

Exclusive visit with Guillaume d’Angerville at his family's estate in Volnay

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by Stuart BeauneHead Niemtzow
July 24th, 2019, 12:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2016 Hubert Lignier Morey St Denis 1er VV - best sub $200 burgundy out there?
Replies: 130
Views: 6622

Re: 2016 Hubert Lignier Morey St Denis 1er VV - best sub $200 burgundy out there?

Lignier has a nice style that makes the wines usually accessible at some level regardless of age. I think the 1er is in the conversation with Lafarge, D'Angerville, Mugnier, and Arnoux. I would like to try a Lignier Combottes, however, before anointing it the best under $200 in their portfolio. Whe...
by Stuart BeauneHead Niemtzow
July 14th, 2019, 5:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2010 Vincent Dauvissat (René & Vincent) Chablis 1er Cru La Forest
Replies: 41
Views: 1931

Re: TN: 2010 Vincent Dauvissat (René & Vincent) Chablis 1er Cru La Forest

Thanks for the note. At what age do generally like to drink the VD Forest? I've never had one with more than 10 years of age and I am sitting on some 08, 09 and 10. I just opened an 09 last Tuesday and my only regret was not decanting it. It was a winebid purchase and was in amazing shape I like to...
by Stuart BeauneHead Niemtzow
July 13th, 2019, 8:19 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 18 lobsters hanging on the wall..
Replies: 47
Views: 2440

Re: 18 lobsters hanging on the wall..

For those interested, Stuart's description is accurate but incomplete. When buying lobsters, please note that: soft shells have less meat, sweeter meat, tenderer meat hard shells have more meat, brinier meat, tougher meat Now that you posted this, I did notice this, but wasn't aware of this "rule"(...
by Stuart BeauneHead Niemtzow
July 11th, 2019, 2:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 18 lobsters hanging on the wall..
Replies: 47
Views: 2440

Re: 18 lobsters hanging on the wall..

It sounds like these are all "Maine" lobster, though some are from Canada. If the lobsters are hardshell, as Ken V describes, they are doubtlessly from Canada, though still, I guess "Maine lobster", just different passport (and pass to us through different ports. flirtysmile ). In Maine in summer, e...
by Stuart BeauneHead Niemtzow
July 10th, 2019, 1:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 18 lobsters hanging on the wall..
Replies: 47
Views: 2440

Re: 18 lobsters hanging on the wall..

I'm in Maine right now, across from two lobster docks. The trade war with China has knocked the stuffing out of lobster prices lobstermen are getting at the docks, barely warranting fishing , after expenses. And, Canada is dumping lobsters everywhere to supermarkets, etc....making things worse for t...
by Stuart BeauneHead Niemtzow
June 25th, 2019, 10:57 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Filtering wine sediment
Replies: 29
Views: 1197

Re: Filtering wine sediment

It's a more complicated issue than what filter to use. (I use the non-bleach white coffee filters; the unbleached have a woody aftertaste sometimes.) All sediment is not the same; some are pieces of skin left in on purpose. Others can be from tannins precipitating out with age. (They are undesirable...
by Stuart BeauneHead Niemtzow
June 19th, 2019, 12:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ouch. Premoxed 2011 V. Dauvissat La Forest
Replies: 56
Views: 3030

Re: Ouch. Premoxed 2011 V. Dauvissat La Forest

Actually, John, I stopped buying wine after the 2006 vintage. The ONLY wine I did buy after was 2007-2009 or 2010 direct from the Dauvissat domaine. I couldn't quite give up his wines, but somehow got them shipped to the US and to me. And, some reds, too....To my thinking (and acting, I guess) Vince...
by Stuart BeauneHead Niemtzow
June 18th, 2019, 12:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ouch. Premoxed 2011 V. Dauvissat La Forest
Replies: 56
Views: 3030

Re: Ouch. Premoxed 2011 V. Dauvissat La Forest

I stopped buying with the 2006 vintage. So, no clue since then.
by Stuart BeauneHead Niemtzow
June 18th, 2019, 11:02 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ouch. Premoxed 2011 V. Dauvissat La Forest
Replies: 56
Views: 3030

Re: Ouch. Premoxed 2011 V. Dauvissat La Forest

FWIW, I decided a long time ago (this premox issue has been going on for a long time now), to drink my WB as I would have "before". I have no regrets, as drinking them early, to me, misses out on the reward. So, if it's good, I missed the reward (for aging). If it's premoxed...I missed any reward. I...
by Stuart BeauneHead Niemtzow
June 12th, 2019, 10:47 am
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: What to do with one day in Nashville?
Replies: 13
Views: 1532

Re: What to do with one day in Nashville?

I would make sure to get to one (or two )of the hot chicken places...and see if anything is going on at the Grand Ol' Opry.....that day...I'm not a fan of that music, but going there last year for a show was a great experience on many levels. Unfortunately it's Alice Cooper that night. Oh, well...I...
by Stuart BeauneHead Niemtzow
June 11th, 2019, 10:32 am
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: What to do with one day in Nashville?
Replies: 13
Views: 1532

Re: What to do with one day in Nashville?

I would make sure to get to one (or two )of the hot chicken places...and see if anything is going on at the Grand Ol' Opry.....that day...I'm not a fan of that music, but going there last year for a show was a great experience on many levels.
by Stuart BeauneHead Niemtzow
June 10th, 2019, 10:47 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Misen Chef's Knife
Replies: 21
Views: 2094

Re: Misen Chef's Knife

Though I'm not a big fan or user of nonstick pans, my wife loves the two Misen ones we've bought.
by Stuart BeauneHead Niemtzow
June 7th, 2019, 11:49 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Misen Chef's Knife
Replies: 21
Views: 2094

Re: Misen Chef's Knife

I love using my chef's knife and the serrated knife, too. I like the lighter feel of the Misen chef's knife for almost all tasks that don't require a heavy knife. The thickness/thinness of the blade is perhaps the most versatile of any knife I've ever used, though it is neither heavy or particularly...
by Stuart BeauneHead Niemtzow
June 6th, 2019, 10:34 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Nashville and Surrounding area Eats?????
Replies: 73
Views: 4821

Re: Nashville and Surrounding area Eats?????

I really enjoyed my family style (with strangers at a large table) southern cuisine at Monell's. By far the best fried chicken I ate in Nashville...and I visited three of the famous "hot chicken" places.
by Stuart BeauneHead Niemtzow
May 27th, 2019, 12:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN's: Lunch at Marea
Replies: 13
Views: 1653

Re: TN's: Lunch at Marea

What a testimonial to Gouges.....wait 42+ years...and make sure to have two on hand, so one can give pleasure.

Glad I never got "into" Gouges....
by Stuart BeauneHead Niemtzow
May 27th, 2019, 11:56 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Inexpensive coffee grinders?
Replies: 103
Views: 5370

Re: Inexpensive coffee grinders?

For press pots, pour-overs, etc. I wish there was a good alternative to a big Ditting or Mahlkonig store grinder that are so expensive and huge. I have a Virtuoso and I still get lots of fines, and it still makes a mess...no coarse-grinding nirvana in this price range. But my cheap little Bonavita ...
by Stuart BeauneHead Niemtzow
May 26th, 2019, 6:57 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Inexpensive coffee grinders?
Replies: 103
Views: 5370

Re: Inexpensive coffee grinders?

FWIW, as its name suggests, the Encore did an encore, too, dying at almost precisely two and a half years. Now, to find the details of this extra plan, which I had compltety forgotten about. Any thoughts on the best ones these days, including durability? I'm just curious, as I hope I paid for somet...
by Stuart BeauneHead Niemtzow
May 20th, 2019, 1:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1999 Christophe Roumier Ruchottes-Chambertin
Replies: 14
Views: 794

Re: TN: 1999 Christophe Roumier Ruchottes-Chambertin

Was there sediment in the glass?
by Stuart BeauneHead Niemtzow
May 18th, 2019, 5:55 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Inexpensive coffee grinders?
Replies: 103
Views: 5370

Re: Inexpensive coffee grinders?

FWIW, as its name suggests, the Encore did an encore, too, dying at almost precisely two and a half years. Now, to find the details of this extra plan, which I had compltety forgotten about. Any thoughts on the best ones these days, including durability? I'm just curious, as I hope I paid for someth...

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