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by Henry Kiichli
August 17th, 2019, 8:50 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Stranded on a deserted island - One TV dinner for 5 Years
Replies: 26
Views: 636

Re: Stranded on a deserted island - One TV dinner for 5 Years

My mother-in-law would have liked these. She was into the McRib. Assign me what you like. I'd still be Epsteining Hi David, https://big.assets.huffingtonpost.com/v1wPYk.gif https://i.kinja-img.com/gawker-media/image/upload/s--tmwmnbTG--/c_scale,f_auto,fl_progressive,q_80,w_800/1965831hjyq8mjpg.jpg ...
by Henry Kiichli
August 8th, 2019, 5:45 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine preservation systems - which do you recommend?
Replies: 92
Views: 2197

Re: Wine preservation systems - which do you recommend?

Russ Williams wrote:
August 1st, 2019, 9:31 am
375ml glass bottle filled to the top with a screw cap and kept in the fridge. Works beautifully and just about free.

Agree. I have a couple of .375s, a .500, and a .250.
by Henry Kiichli
July 28th, 2019, 6:54 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Stems: The Achilles’ heel of the wine glass?
Replies: 15
Views: 954

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

All these fancy and specific stems were invented after the wines, so I don’t feel overly obligated to the finest in stemware. In a pinch, I can even, gasp, handle drinking from a stem with a rolled lip. Sometimes we outfancy the wine! Please, no hating, but my favorite wine glass is a large brandy ...
by Henry Kiichli
July 26th, 2019, 10:39 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: It was 107F in Champagne today
Replies: 36
Views: 4084

Re: It was 107F in Champagne today

Landed in Paris yesterday. Had to go out onto the tarmac to catch connecting flight.

(42,6°C × 9/5) + 32 = 108,68°F




https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/liv ... t-day-live
by Henry Kiichli
July 5th, 2019, 12:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Dumbest wine related thing you have done ?
Replies: 57
Views: 3431

Re: Dumbest wine related thing you have done ?

Only half-dumb.

I went to a tasting of 1990 Bx, and only bought 3 L Barton and 3 Troplong Mondot. In my defense, I knew my (now) ex-wife would kill me if she found out I had bought more.

On the good side - I still have the wine and not the ex. champagne.gif
by Henry Kiichli
July 5th, 2019, 12:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Dumbest wine related thing you have done ?
Replies: 57
Views: 3431

Re: Dumbest wine related thing you have done ?

Scott Brunson wrote:
July 5th, 2019, 11:01 am
Did anyone here buy that Burgundy, made by an American who learned to make wine by reading old books?
Shite Scott . you just beat me to it!!
by Henry Kiichli
July 5th, 2019, 7:53 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 1964 Umberto Fiore Spanna
Replies: 3
Views: 392

Re: 1964 Umberto Fiore Spanna

This estate is still under the radar The wines are brilliant https://www.instagram.com/p/BzifRyQFVhj/?igshid=1t2f2euqqd81w Hi Claus, Thanks for that. I dimly remembered this when I read the title. When I saw your photo it came back. Had some of this many, many moons ago, and it was stellar.
by Henry Kiichli
July 3rd, 2019, 12:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Mark Squires' BB to close for good - UPDATED (WA sold to Michelin)
Replies: 247
Views: 13635

Re: Mark Squires' BB to close for good

Title is a bit deceiving, while Mark may have hosted it, it was Robert Parker's board, and peaked back when Parker, Rovani, Galloni, Jeb and others were posting there regularly. The quality of info was incredible at a time when the internet wasn't what it is today, back in early 2000s. It was the b...
by Henry Kiichli
July 1st, 2019, 9:10 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Mark Squires' BB to close for good - UPDATED (WA sold to Michelin)
Replies: 247
Views: 13635

Re: Mark Squires' BB to close for good

What? It's still alive? I thought it died years ago...
by Henry Kiichli
July 1st, 2019, 8:54 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Mark Squires' BB to close for good - UPDATED (WA sold to Michelin)
Replies: 247
Views: 13635

Re: Mark Squires' BB to close for good

Wow.

Make your club too exclusive...
by Henry Kiichli
June 16th, 2019, 8:22 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: True Confessions
Replies: 37
Views: 2239

Re: True Confessions

Warner Brothers cartoons

by Henry Kiichli
June 14th, 2019, 10:40 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: True Confessions
Replies: 37
Views: 2239

Re: True Confessions

American cheese (but at least not the individually plastic wrapped stuff). One of the best for grilled cheese. Though I might argue whether it really counts as cheese. It is cheese food. What cheese eats. https://cdn-a.william-reed.com/var/wrbm_gb_food_pharma/storage/images/9/5/6/9/3129659-1-eng-GB...
by Henry Kiichli
June 6th, 2019, 1:36 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Wines served at Queen's Dinner and US Embassy Dinner
Replies: 3
Views: 1292

Re: Wines served at Queen's Dinner and US Embassy Dinner

What wines were served at the Trump State banquet? US President Donald Trump and his family attended a State Dinner at Buckingham Palace with the Royal Family last night. What was on the menu? Read more at https://www.decanter.com/wine-news/served-trump-state-dinner-wines-417614/#9T4xKrUu1qEfKfI1.99...
by Henry Kiichli
June 3rd, 2019, 12:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Keller von der Fels&Grüner Silvaner
Replies: 7
Views: 642

Re: 2018 Keller von der Fels&Grüner Silvaner

Dieser Artikel ist leider bereits ausverkauft!

Lieferstatus: Dieser Artikel ist leider ausverkauft.
by Henry Kiichli
May 26th, 2019, 1:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What’s the most inexpensive wine by the best wine makers.
Replies: 31
Views: 2396

Re: What’s the most inexpensive wine by the best wine makers.

Well, Aubert de Villaine runs DRC, the most expensive wine on earth. I recently had his red and white from the cote chalonnaise and they were excellent, for mid-price.
by Henry Kiichli
May 18th, 2019, 6:26 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Contrary to many others, I have no love for Bob Parker...
Replies: 19
Views: 1423

Re: Contrary to many others, I have no love for Bob Parker...

MiranK wrote:
May 18th, 2019, 6:12 am
Henry, any feedback on that?

Hi Miran,

To which nobly named Henry are you referring?
by Henry Kiichli
May 16th, 2019, 11:37 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Most Underrated Bordeaux?
Replies: 44
Views: 2533

Re: Most Underrated Bordeaux?

Lanessan

Caronne Sainte Gemme

Agree LaTour de By
by Henry Kiichli
May 10th, 2019, 7:17 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: HORL - knife sharpener - Made in Germany
Replies: 35
Views: 1834

Re: HORL - knife sharpener - Made in Germany

Hi Martin,

Very clever and cool!
by Henry Kiichli
May 4th, 2019, 8:45 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Grassl Glass reviews/evals [merged]
Replies: 224
Views: 14678

Re: Grassl Glass reviews/evals [merged]

Chris Freemott wrote:
May 4th, 2019, 7:15 am
Thank you Henry. You got glasses from Alexander didn’t you?
Hi Chris,

Oh yeah - see posts #156, #157.

Very happy with these wonderful stems! Thanks so much!
by Henry Kiichli
May 4th, 2019, 12:19 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Grassl Glass reviews/evals [merged]
Replies: 224
Views: 14678

Re: Grassl Glass reviews/evals [merged]

Chris Freemott wrote:
May 3rd, 2019, 10:12 pm
Roulot has moved to our Liberté from Z U and Conterno is tasting his lineup in May with my business partner from our stems.

Congratulations! We had a very memorable visit at Roulot a few years ago. You are in august company!
by Henry Kiichli
April 28th, 2019, 4:34 am
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: MUSINGS FROM AMSTERDAM FALL 2018 UPDATED VERSION WITH A SPRING 2019 UPDATE
Replies: 51
Views: 2443

Re: MUSINGS FROM AMSTERDAM FALL 2018 UPDATED VERSION WITH A SPRING 2019 UPDATE

Right now CNN is showing Quest's Amsterdam show. Love him or not, his travel shows have a lot of good stuff.
by Henry Kiichli
April 17th, 2019, 11:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: dasweinforum.de
Replies: 2
Views: 337

Re: dasweinforum.de

Hallo Josh!

Vielen Dank! This was formerly talk-about-wine.de. Lots of good info here. I check in every once in a while, but (even though I live here) I am still almost exclusively a WB junkie.
by Henry Kiichli
March 29th, 2019, 5:00 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2011 Maison Ilan (and other Maison Ilan / Ray Walker discussion)
Replies: 5538
Views: 546154

Re: 2011 Maison Ilan (and other Maison Ilan / Ray Walker discussion)

Scott Brunson wrote:
March 29th, 2019, 4:50 am
Steve Gautier wrote:
March 28th, 2019, 7:11 pm
Surprised to see Wine Library is selling the 2011 Maison Ilan Chambertin Grand Cru. On “sale” for $265.
futures? [snort.gif]

ftw
by Henry Kiichli
March 21st, 2019, 7:30 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Grands Echezeaux Domaine Romanee Conti 1959 - Question
Replies: 9
Views: 749

Re: Grands Echezeaux Domaine Romanee Conti 1959 - Question

Hi Suzanne,

I went through a bunch of pix. Some, indeed, have the crooked number. Most, but not all, start with 0.

?
by Henry Kiichli
March 21st, 2019, 5:45 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Grands Echezeaux Domaine Romanee Conti 1959 - Question
Replies: 9
Views: 749

Grands Echezeaux Domaine Romanee Conti 1959 - Question

The label seems too clean, and I have a question about the serial number


https://www.ebay.de/itm/Toprarit%C3%A4t ... 1438.l2649


TIA!

p.s. please don't snipe me - it's my birthday!
by Henry Kiichli
March 6th, 2019, 10:23 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: FS: Faiveley Grands Cru 2005 - cheap!!
Replies: 17
Views: 1777

Re: FS: Faiveley Grands Cru 2005 and 2009 - cheap!!

Alan Eden wrote:
March 6th, 2019, 10:19 am


But how can anyone call $140 + a bottle is cheap !! even DRC at that price is not cheap !!! inexpensive and spectacular value yes, but not cheap
For DRC at that price I will sell tractor, back 40, and Grandma, and anything I can get my hands on to buy.
by Henry Kiichli
March 1st, 2019, 6:00 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: An historic document : 1947 wines VanderMeulen. How much did a barrel of top wine cost in 1948 ?
Replies: 7
Views: 587

Re: An historic document : 1947 wines VanderMeulen. How much did a barrel of top wine cost in 1948 ?

Jürgen Steinke wrote:
March 1st, 2019, 5:25 am
Not surprising since Burgundy was always smaller than Burgundy.
Makes it VERY rare, indeed! neener
by Henry Kiichli
February 27th, 2019, 12:40 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Grünkohl makes the big time. NYT
Replies: 5
Views: 324

Re: Grünkohl makes the big time. NYT

Hi Corey, I just got a charge out of seeing this in the NYT. I know many of the pix, and I know the market. Also, my Brother and SIL (from Chicago) love this stuff (as done here), and were here over Christmas. We all got down to the last day of the Christmas market to have our glühwein and heaping p...
by Henry Kiichli
February 26th, 2019, 10:29 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Grünkohl makes the big time. NYT
Replies: 5
Views: 324

Grünkohl makes the big time. NYT

Where Kale Is King (at Least, When It’s Stewed in Schmaltz and Bacon) https://www.nytimes.com/2019/02/26/worl ... tival.html

Ha! Our little corner of the map and local pride!
by Henry Kiichli
February 23rd, 2019, 7:10 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Poll: Which type of German rieslings do you usually prefer?
Replies: 86
Views: 2287

Re: Poll: Which type of German rieslings do you usually prefer?

I like all levels, but I would pick Kabinett for the poll. My wife loves trocken, so we tend to have more of that (fine with me).
by Henry Kiichli
February 21st, 2019, 3:51 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2016 Les Carmes Haut-Brion --- WTF?!?!
Replies: 28
Views: 2125

Re: 2016 Les Carmes Haut-Brion --- WTF?!?!

Well, now I know what a Marie-Jeanne (2,25l) is.


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by Henry Kiichli
February 9th, 2019, 12:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Grassl Glass reviews/evals [merged]
Replies: 224
Views: 14678

Re: Grassl Glass reviews/evals [merged]

IMG_20190209_184309.jpg The wine 2001 Domaine Fourrier Vougeot 1er Cru Les Petits Vougeots Vieille Vigne The glasses Schott-Zwiesel Taste Riedel Vinum Extreme Pinot Noir Grassl Cru Grassl 1855 I was a bit apprehensive about this wine, as there was a flurry of reports of off-odor pickle notes in Fou...
by Henry Kiichli
February 8th, 2019, 7:07 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Anybody Try Cerbaiona's 2015 Brunello Hidden in the NV Rosso
Replies: 8
Views: 731

Re: Anybody Try Cerbaiona's 2015 Brunello Hidden in the NV Rosso

Because of this topic I just got 6 of these at €17,90 a pop. I'll probably try one soon.
by Henry Kiichli
February 2nd, 2019, 11:53 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Grassl Glass reviews/evals [merged]
Replies: 224
Views: 14678

Re: Grassl Glass reviews/evals [merged]

IMG_20190202_175014.jpg Alexander and Chris provided beautiful stems, which arrived in perfect condition. The first test drive. Riesling trocken vom Roten Tonschiefer 'Sobernheim' 2016 K.H.Schneider The glasses: Schott-Zwiesel Taste (our house glass) Grassl Mineralité Grassl Liberté The wine is ver...
by Henry Kiichli
January 7th, 2019, 8:20 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2016 Château Guiraud Petit Guiraud
Replies: 0
Views: 114

2016 Château Guiraud Petit Guiraud

Just grabbed a bunch of these at 7€ a pop (375). Seems like a deal.

Anybody tried this ? TIA
by Henry Kiichli
December 28th, 2018, 11:57 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Wagu/Kobe question
Replies: 3
Views: 583

Re: Wagu/Kobe question

Thank you both ofr the info! As I said, I know nothing about this, and I about had a petit mal when I saw the price.
by Henry Kiichli
December 18th, 2018, 5:40 am
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Is France Safe for Travel
Replies: 53
Views: 2532

Re: Is France Safe for Travel

Asking people here about whether it is safe to travel to France is akin to one person in Pakistan asking his neighbor if he believes it is safe to travel to Turkey. It is just a matter of perspective. Go, don't go, but at the end of the day you are in charge of the decision you make. Travel questio...
by Henry Kiichli
December 17th, 2018, 10:59 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: PSA sassetti
Replies: 3
Views: 333

Re: PSA sassetti

This is for Livio Sassetti. There are also Vasco Sassetti and Angelo Sassetti.
by Henry Kiichli
December 12th, 2018, 9:11 am
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Is France Safe for Travel
Replies: 53
Views: 2532

Re: Is France Safe for Travel

Hi Corey,

Where in France will you be?
by Henry Kiichli
December 11th, 2018, 2:03 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Wagu/Kobe question
Replies: 3
Views: 583

Wagu/Kobe question

I know next to nothing about this exaulted flesh. The Germans have been getting into good steak, and have been getting better at it, lately.

Is €400/kg a comparable price?


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by Henry Kiichli
December 11th, 2018, 5:21 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Thoughts on when to drink village Burgundy?
Replies: 20
Views: 1238

Re: Thoughts on when to drink village Burgundy?

This was a good thread : http://www.wineberserkers.com/forum/vie ... it=+nanson I mentioned : in Bill Nanson's new book he mentions that the plateau of interest lies for GC - 20-40 yrs., PC - 20-30, Villages - 15-20. This is, of course, stated within the context of all the other variables (personal ...
by Henry Kiichli
December 11th, 2018, 3:44 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Cellar Tracker archetypes
Replies: 121
Views: 5548

Re: Cellar Tracker archetypes

(with a certain fondness)

The Kruger

Drank with Progresso soup with extra onion powder. Adequate acidity.
by Henry Kiichli
December 2nd, 2018, 10:56 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1995 Château Léoville Barton (France, Bordeaux, Médoc, St. Julien)
Replies: 2
Views: 386

TN: 1995 Château Léoville Barton (France, Bordeaux, Médoc, St. Julien)

1995 Château Léoville Barton - France, Bordeaux, Médoc, St. Julien (02.12.2018) Stood up for a couple of days. 3-hr decant. A small sip shows a tightly-wound, brooding, big-shouldered wine. With dinner (beef wellington, potato gratin with emmentaler, and flat green beans)and in a bigger glass it co...
by Henry Kiichli
November 27th, 2018, 12:32 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Your Gin?
Replies: 331
Views: 28226

Re: Your Gin?

I don't drink much gin in the wintertime, but right now a neat of
https://www.independent.co.uk/life-styl ... 96866.html
is very tasty and refreshing.

Aldi Oliver Cromwell Gin
9.99euro

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