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by Henry Kiichli
September 20th, 2020, 6:57 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Share your thoughts on Margaux
Replies: 36
Views: 2805

Re: Share your thoughts on Margaux

I've been going through a couple of cases of 2004 d'Arsac, which I got for almost nothing. Not Palmer, etc., but a very nice Bx.
by Henry Kiichli
September 12th, 2020, 6:59 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Remembering 9/11....
Replies: 22
Views: 935

Re: Remembering 9/11....

I had a final dress rehearsal, and when I went into the makeup department I was told about it. I hardly believed it, and ran to the prop department to get a radio. I turned to BBC World Service and listened as long as I could. Had to do the silly rehearsal, then ran home to see the coverage.
by Henry Kiichli
September 2nd, 2020, 6:06 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Red Corton Wines
Replies: 50
Views: 3566

Re: Red Corton Wines

Brady Daniels wrote:
September 1st, 2020, 5:24 pm
As part of his 67 Pall Mall series, Jasper Morris recently did a video on just this subject, which terroirs and makers to look for in Corton. Highly recommended.

https://www.67pallmall.com/virtual-events/


Hi Brady,

Wow - this is really great! Thanks so much.
by Henry Kiichli
August 31st, 2020, 12:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: NYTimes: Lanzarote/CanaryIslands
Replies: 5
Views: 398

Re: NYTimes: Lanzarote/CanaryIslands

Had a vacation there a while back. Tried a few wines. There is a pronounced minerality that grew on me (?). After a few I quite liked the taste, but I can imagine many may find it strange. OTOH, if one likes it, one may find it missing in other wines.
by Henry Kiichli
August 25th, 2020, 11:26 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Favorite QPR wine under $25
Replies: 63
Views: 3526

Re: Favorite QPR wine under $25

by Henry Kiichli
August 18th, 2020, 12:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2006 Vasco Sassetti Brunello di Montalcino
Replies: 1
Views: 145

TN: 2006 Vasco Sassetti Brunello di Montalcino

2006 Vasco Sassetti Brunello di Montalcino - Italy, Tuscany, Montalcino, Brunello di Montalcino (18.08.2020) From the moment I popped the cork and had a little sip this was stellar. It was immediately so fresh, fragrant, and full that I put the cork back in. One hour before dinner I decanted. Altho...
by Henry Kiichli
August 16th, 2020, 9:46 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2017 Hofgut Falkenstein Krettnacher Euchariusberg Riesling Spätlese
Replies: 33
Views: 1368

Re: 2017 Hofgut Falkenstein Krettnacher Euchariusberg Riesling Spätlese

The name might scare some off..

"Oberföhringer Vogelspinne", Hupfheimer Jungferngärtchen" und "Klöbener Krötenpfuhl"

by Henry Kiichli
August 16th, 2020, 9:04 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Opinions on the 325 CE vintage? World's oldest bottle of wine
Replies: 31
Views: 1073

Re: Opinions on the 325 CE vintage? World's oldest bottle of wine

F. Audouze has had this on 3 separate occasions.
by Henry Kiichli
August 14th, 2020, 4:45 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Lots of top-tier Alsace Pinot Gris from Grand Cru Rangen (Zind-Humbrecht, Schoffit etc.)
Replies: 18
Views: 795

Re: TN: Lots of top-tier Alsace Pinot Gris from Grand Cru Rangen (Zind-Humbrecht, Schoffit etc.)

Thanks for the TNs. Had a very memorable visit at Schoffit (and Boxler, Sipp, Tempe, Mure, among others) about 10 years ago. I was stunned by the quality, and also the fair prices.
by Henry Kiichli
August 6th, 2020, 12:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Favorite Wine Movie
Replies: 74
Views: 2892

Re: Favorite Wine Movie

columbo any old port in a storm

Not a film. Lotsa fun.
by Henry Kiichli
August 6th, 2020, 12:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Favorite Wine Movie
Replies: 74
Views: 2892

Re: Favorite Wine Movie

My fave wine scene is from “Hopscotch” with Walter Matthau and Glenda Jackson. It’s not easy to find but I recommend it highly. Brother Henry K would appreciate its operatic parallels. Ned Beatty plays the buffoon character. Hi Scott, If I vaguely recall, I saw that years ago. I'll hunt around for ...
by Henry Kiichli
August 5th, 2020, 2:43 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Favorite Wine Movie
Replies: 74
Views: 2892

Re: Favorite Wine Movie

David Glasser wrote:
August 4th, 2020, 10:05 pm
An off the beaten path suggestion:
Tu Seras Mon Fils
https://www.justwatch.com/us/movie/you-will-be-my-son
And in a supporting role,

Jean-Marc Roulot
by Henry Kiichli
August 4th, 2020, 6:38 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Harris Poll Best Burger Brand
Replies: 132
Views: 7300

Re: Harris Poll Best Burger Brand

Finally ate at 5 guys (in Munich of all places). Here in ze Chermany there is a big burger fad going on. Lots of newish places. Chains and locals. Anyway, this was the best burger I've had here, and the fries were excellent. I had the bacon cheeseburger with sauteed onions, mushrooms, L&T. Very tast...
by Henry Kiichli
July 15th, 2020, 7:44 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: life in Piedmont in 1 month
Replies: 30
Views: 2818

Re: life in Piedmont in 1 month

I am dying for it, especially after this year's failure. Have to see what my schedule will be then. We only have a tentative half-season plan now (up to Dec. 31).
by Henry Kiichli
July 15th, 2020, 7:35 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: life in Piedmont in 1 month
Replies: 30
Views: 2818

Re: life in Piedmont in 1 month

No. Manzi put me on the no fly list. Have fewer connections in Italy but the word coming back from France is that things are almost back to normal. Henry posted a picture of a event in Germany which he felt had the same vibe as in the pre-Covid era Hi Phil, That pic was in Groningen Netherlands, th...
by Henry Kiichli
July 10th, 2020, 10:20 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wow-Received an Email For 2017 DRC
Replies: 56
Views: 5804

Re: Wow-Received an Email For 2017 DRC

LT- back up the truck
by Henry Kiichli
July 10th, 2020, 10:01 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wow-Received an Email For 2017 DRC
Replies: 56
Views: 5804

Re: Wow-Received an Email For 2017 DRC

$$$???
by Henry Kiichli
July 5th, 2020, 8:10 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Picpoul de Gassac
Replies: 1
Views: 130

Picpoul de Gassac

I've always liked a nice pick pool. Didn't know Gassac made one. Almost twice the price I expect (8.99 vs 4.99).

Worth it. Deep, clean fruit, touch of mineral. Really lovely.
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by Henry Kiichli
July 5th, 2020, 7:56 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: There is a mouse in the cellar...
Replies: 54
Views: 3316

Re: There is a mouse in the cellar...

rsmithjr wrote:
July 5th, 2020, 7:51 am
Thats what 22's were invented for- varmint hunting....
If that refers to the OP, I hope you have daymn good aim...
by Henry Kiichli
June 21st, 2020, 12:55 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: There is a mouse in the cellar...
Replies: 54
Views: 3316

Re: There is a mouse in the cellar...

Nutella.

They will kill amongst themselves for a bite.
by Henry Kiichli
June 16th, 2020, 9:41 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Do you chill Beaujolais Crus before serving?
Replies: 21
Views: 912

Re: Do you chill Beaujolais Crus before serving?

Yes. They should be refreshing, and have a bit of a bite on the palate.
by Henry Kiichli
June 7th, 2020, 12:59 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Gorgeous leg of lamb- what can I do with it?
Replies: 16
Views: 1471

Re: Gorgeous leg of lamb- what can I do with it?

A colleague here raises lamb on a dike near the north sea. I got some chops and a leg from him. Very tender, with lovely flavor. The French have angeau salé. Anyway, with that I did traditional. Garlic slivers deep inside. Outside rub of Rosemary, s&p, and a bit of powdered ginger. Very hot oven to...
by Henry Kiichli
June 7th, 2020, 9:34 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Gorgeous leg of lamb- what can I do with it?
Replies: 16
Views: 1471

Re: Gorgeous leg of lamb- what can I do with it?

A colleague here raises lamb on a dike near the north sea. I got some chops and a leg from him. Very tender, with lovely flavor. The French have angeau salé. Anyway, with that I did traditional. Garlic slivers deep inside. Outside rub of Rosemary, s&p, and a bit of powdered ginger. Very hot oven to ...
by Henry Kiichli
June 2nd, 2020, 7:38 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Gorgeous leg of lamb- what can I do with it?
Replies: 16
Views: 1471

Re: Gorgeous leg of lamb- what can I do with it?

Bone out, Stuff with mix of chèvre, garlic, EVOO, and spinach. Tie up, and do your normal outside.
by Henry Kiichli
May 22nd, 2020, 9:11 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Dry high acid white recommendations?
Replies: 30
Views: 1205

Re: Dry high acid white recommendations?

GG Riesling.
by Henry Kiichli
May 13th, 2020, 10:40 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Imagining a tasting with Donald T, by J-M Roulot
Replies: 9
Views: 688

Re: Imagining a tasting with Donald T, by J-M Roulot

Thanks so much for that! We can't afford most of his wines, but had a terrific tasting of the 08s and 09s in that cellar. Then had a chat with the man himself.

Great memories.
by Henry Kiichli
May 12th, 2020, 11:20 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 1961
Replies: 38
Views: 1420

Re: 1961

I am vintage '59 and my wife is '61. Lots of great Bx, if you can find/afford it.
by Henry Kiichli
May 10th, 2020, 7:59 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Sensational and Glorious Regional, Bourgogne Rouge !!
Replies: 7
Views: 415

Re: Sensational and Glorious Regional, Bourgogne Rouge !!

Hi Barry,

Wow, sounds great. Then I saw the price [shock.gif]
by Henry Kiichli
May 9th, 2020, 8:08 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Coq au vin
Replies: 11
Views: 542

Re: Coq au vin

My 3 rules were

Get the best chicken

Slice the bacon carrots onions very thinly

Un oaked wine
by Henry Kiichli
May 3rd, 2020, 1:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The time has come the walrus said...drinking in the time of COVID-19
Replies: 8
Views: 917

Re: The time has come the walrus said...drinking in the time of COVID-19

The time has come,' the Walrus said, To talk of many things: Of shoes — and ships — and sealing-wax — Of cabbages — and kings — And why the sea is boiling hot — And whether pigs have wings.' The time has come, the Walrus said To drink of many things: Of Cabernet-and chardonnay, of wine that really ...
by Henry Kiichli
May 3rd, 2020, 10:25 am
Forum: Wine 101: The Basics
Topic: Tasting a bottle over several days
Replies: 12
Views: 1906

Re: Tasting a bottle over several days

Kevin Porter wrote:
April 6th, 2020, 5:46 am
My wife stopped drinking so I often drink a 1/2 bottle or less. I immediately decant to a clean .375 screw-top bottle (Perrier works for me) and refrigerate.
Yup.

Put it into a clean .375 with as little air space as possible. Stick it in the fridge. Will last a very long time.
by Henry Kiichli
May 2nd, 2020, 1:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How does Riesling Kabinett change with age?
Replies: 75
Views: 3276

Re: How does Riesling Kabinett change with age?

They are spectacular but do lose the sugar. I had some 2002 Egon Mueller Sharzhoffberger Kabinett that I purchased many years ago for a song. I think $18 US. I had the last bottle about a year ago. It was so complex. Delicious. Just a hint of sweetness. Now totally mineral with some petrol. Not ove...
by Henry Kiichli
April 30th, 2020, 9:56 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Best Banana Bread
Replies: 26
Views: 1783

Re: Best Banana Bread

I've been doing this:

https://sallysbakingaddiction.com/best- ... ad-recipe/

with Greek yogurt
by Henry Kiichli
April 29th, 2020, 1:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Preferred Burgundy Glass
Replies: 102
Views: 7423

Re: Preferred Burgundy Glass

Riedel Extreme.... https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn%3AANd9GcTgIZ73UZvp0uD3LM5kQAUyr5UYuoFzTFCfxdDbck6tcS3vQLrN&usqp=CAU Zalto Denk'Art Burgundy Glass A large Brandy snifter may be the best of all. I don't know what the Hell glass this is ----> [cheers.gif] I am embarrassed that it qu...
by Henry Kiichli
April 29th, 2020, 9:08 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Best carbonara recipe?
Replies: 29
Views: 2214

Re: Best carbonara recipe?

I do the NYT, I present the dish with a yolk in a half egg shell in the middle. Each diner can mix the fresh yolk in. I adjust the yolks in the main recipe. Mix the first yolk and egg mix with pecorino/parm pepper in a small bowl. Have a large bowl ready. When the pasta is done empty pasta with wate...
by Henry Kiichli
April 14th, 2020, 6:39 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Current chefs watching Julia Child
Replies: 6
Views: 1247

Re: Current chefs watching Julia Child

Thanks, Jim!

Very fun indeed.
by Henry Kiichli
April 3rd, 2020, 1:57 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Bread porn -- post yours
Replies: 209
Views: 17919

Re: Bread porn -- post yours

Bdklein wrote:
April 3rd, 2020, 1:33 pm
Henry Kiichli wrote:
April 3rd, 2020, 10:39 am
Hefezopf Vanille Füllung

Yeast braid with vanilla cream

The girls just did this.

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That looks great!!
True. And much too delicious!
by Henry Kiichli
April 3rd, 2020, 10:39 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Bread porn -- post yours
Replies: 209
Views: 17919

Re: Bread porn -- post yours

Hefezopf Vanille Füllung

Yeast braid with vanilla cream

The girls just did this.
20200403_181130.jpg
by Henry Kiichli
April 1st, 2020, 4:04 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: COVID19 wine consumption
Replies: 73
Views: 3336

Re: COVID19 wine consumption

Total consumption the same. Consumption of good stuff way up. Share a good bottle from the cellar every other evening or do.
by Henry Kiichli
March 9th, 2020, 12:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Decanting Time, Seeking Advice for older Barolos
Replies: 4
Views: 426

Re: Decanting Time, Seeking Advice for older Barolos

Francois Sauve wrote:
March 9th, 2020, 12:17 pm
Hi Henry,

Yes, they have been up for over a week. Monfortino cork is pristine but the Giacosa one is requiring surgery:)
Hi Francois,

Do you have a Durand? Or make yer own:

Image
by Henry Kiichli
March 9th, 2020, 12:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Decanting Time, Seeking Advice for older Barolos
Replies: 4
Views: 426

Re: Decanting Time, Seeking Advice for older Barolos

Hi Francois,

Before the decant, I'm sure you know to stand them up for a few days (a week +) to let the fine sediment settle.
by Henry Kiichli
March 8th, 2020, 12:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Cerbaiona Cerbaiona Rosso VDT II
Replies: 6
Views: 503

Re: Cerbaiona Cerbaiona Rosso VDT II

Just ordered 12x of the 13+15.
by Henry Kiichli
March 6th, 2020, 2:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: ‘Like Licking an Ashtray’: Fires’ Invisible Threat to Australia’s Wines
Replies: 5
Views: 493

‘Like Licking an Ashtray’: Fires’ Invisible Threat to Australia’s Wines

“It’s like licking an ashtray,” said Iain Riggs, a vintner here. “It’s really rank and bitter.”


https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/06/worl ... e=Homepage
by Henry Kiichli
March 6th, 2020, 9:53 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Cerbaiona Cerbaiona Rosso VDT II
Replies: 6
Views: 503

Cerbaiona Cerbaiona Rosso VDT II

This is a different version than the 2013+15. That really tastes like a high class Brunello. This is 2016+17. Lighter, higher in acid, lower in alc. It is a pleasant Rosso, and really cries for food. Also, the earlier one was €17.90, and the deal of the century. This is €14.90. Still good, but the d...
by Henry Kiichli
March 4th, 2020, 2:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Can someone please explain Louis Jadot?
Replies: 136
Views: 11709

Re: Can someone please explain Louis Jadot?

Taking the opportunity of this thread to see if some berserkers have some experiences with the bottles below that I have just acquired. I don't have any experience with Jadot yet but had the opportunity to buy at a "cheap" ( ie compared to usual bottle prices, not ni absolute terms) from the Domain...

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