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by Gary Zimberg
March 29th, 2019, 12:19 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Favorite Instant Pot recipes?
Replies: 90
Views: 4737

Re: Favorite Instant Pot recipes?

We did a Pork Butt in the IP a few weeks ago... dry rub over night, Braised the Fat then Slow cooked for 4 hours (in beer), then 45 minutes on Medium Pressure to bring it to a perfect texture!
was very good. My Brother in law made red onions in vinegar and wrapped it in some tortilla's.
by Gary Zimberg
March 12th, 2019, 2:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Greatest Expressions of Sangiovese?
Replies: 68
Views: 3701

Re: Greatest Expressions of Sangiovese?

Jonathan Grunzweig wrote:
March 11th, 2019, 10:35 am
For me, Soldera stands alone, in purity, ageability and distinction from any other, as well as for pure enjoyment.

Jonathan
I agree, while there are many very, very good Sangio based wines, for my palate, Soldera stands above all others.
by Gary Zimberg
March 8th, 2019, 7:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 11220
Views: 506506

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

2016 Mixed case of Francois Gaunoux Mersault, Pommard, and Volnay Chenes..... Oh and a few of her Clos des Mouches too. Never had it. Anyone know when she started making this? looking on cellartracker the Domaine has been making it since 1966. Someone claims to have a bottle of the 1959 Thanks! Loo...
by Gary Zimberg
March 7th, 2019, 2:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 11220
Views: 506506

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

2016 Mixed case of Francois Gaunoux Mersault, Pommard, and Volnay Chenes..... Oh and a few of her Clos des Mouches too. Never had it. Anyone know when she started making this?
by Gary Zimberg
February 14th, 2019, 3:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Rhys offer
Replies: 54
Views: 4570

Re: Rhys offer

oy ... took a first stab at a conservative order and it ended-up being 13 bottles and more money than I want to spend; will have to find a way to cull a bit. Rhys is becoming a difficult thing for me to figure out: On one hand, prices continue to increase; but they *are* fairly-priced. They are now...
by Gary Zimberg
January 2nd, 2019, 5:07 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Coffee Roasting Question
Replies: 101
Views: 4801

Re: Coffee Roasting Question

hitting 1 lb gives an 18 min roast. Can hit + and take it to 20:30 before hitting start. (I also do a 2 min preheat.) Have to hit start again between 6:30-7:00 or it shuts down. When I get to one minute, I hit C and P5, bouncing between P4 and P5 based on temperature. I roast 400 gm. I don't go to ...
by Gary Zimberg
December 23rd, 2018, 10:31 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Coffee Roasting Question
Replies: 101
Views: 4801

Re: Coffee Roasting Question

I roast Full City or Full City plus, not for espresso. Never had exhaust come on as you describe. Even at 305. I go between P4 and P5 Manual at the end to keep temp 300-305 till first crack ends. Thanks much Alan for your valuable input. Seems the Exhaust coming on is a function of time more than t...
by Gary Zimberg
December 23rd, 2018, 8:39 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Coffee Roasting Question
Replies: 101
Views: 4801

Re: Coffee Roasting Question

I do a 2 minute preheat. Turn on P1 and run my 400 gm of beans for 2 minutes, then turn off and back on to max of 20:30, set alarm for 13 min so I can hit the button at 7 min and keep roast going. Come back at about 2 min left and listen to first crack. At about 1 min hit C and then P4. Run either ...
by Gary Zimberg
December 21st, 2018, 1:29 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Coffee Roasting Question
Replies: 101
Views: 4801

Re: Coffee Roasting Question

Ethopia Agaro Quota Co Op = preheat to 290F Similar to last roast, but at 5:00= 300F, at 6:00 = 320F, switched to P3, but at 7:15 just as First Crack was Starting, ERR2. it seemed to go thru most of 1C, but probably a Throwaway batch. Roast looks uneven, some medium, some light.. I don't understand...
by Gary Zimberg
December 21st, 2018, 1:03 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Coffee Roasting Question
Replies: 101
Views: 4801

Re: Coffee Roasting Question

Roast outside so when you hit cool you can open the door and get cooling faster. You are having “coasting” to a darker roast. Outside roasting also minimizes possible lung damage (popcorn lung) from inhaling the chemicals given off during roasting. Sweet Maria has a roast forum and videos. I watche...
by Gary Zimberg
December 21st, 2018, 8:20 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Coffee Roasting Question
Replies: 101
Views: 4801

Re: Coffee Roasting Question

I seem to roast when I run out so most of the times the beans only sit overnight. I've tried to plan further ahead because I do think they are better after 2-3 days. I use a metal canister with a gasket for a tighter seal but really for the look and convenience. I do let the freshly roasted beans s...
by Gary Zimberg
December 6th, 2018, 3:45 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: NYC - Burgundy GC Reds @ Little Frog (12/13)
Replies: 51
Views: 2733

Re: NYC - Burgundy GC Reds @ Little Frog (12/13)

Unfortunately a work thing has come up and I have to attend a Clients Holiday Party... sorry. Hope you reschedule the 1er dinner for January. Looks like a much slower month.

Best,

Gary
by Gary Zimberg
November 30th, 2018, 4:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Revisiting Rhys Chardonnay 2006 - 2011
Replies: 14
Views: 1508

Re: Revisiting Rhys Chardonnay 2006 - 2011

At a recent Blind Dinner, the host double blinded us on a flight of 08, 12 and 10 Alpine Chards. My call was a flight of Chardonnay, from 3 different countries. I could not identify The 08 as itappeared way too light to me, and I thought it was from an unusual origin. The '12 I was sure was a Frenc...
by Gary Zimberg
November 30th, 2018, 4:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Monthly check-in: Cellar inventory reduction plan
Replies: 464
Views: 22011

Re: Monthly check-in: Cellar inventory reduction plan

ok I need to try this to get more serious about reducing my inventory. Sept +17, -12 = net gain of +5 Oct +29, -15 so net gain of +14 Nov, +16 -10 = net gain of +6 I really have reduced my purchases, but not nearly enough. When I look at it comparing year over year, its very bad. Ending with a +62 f...
by Gary Zimberg
November 30th, 2018, 2:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Revisiting Rhys Chardonnay 2006 - 2011
Replies: 14
Views: 1508

Re: Revisiting Rhys Chardonnay 2006 - 2011

At a recent Blind Dinner, the host double blinded us on a flight of 08, 12 and 10 Alpine Chards. My call was a flight of Chardonnay, from 3 different countries. I could not identify The 08 as itappeared way too light to me, and I thought it was from an unusual origin. The '12 I was sure was a French...
by Gary Zimberg
November 29th, 2018, 4:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Drinking Rudi's treasures in NYC
Replies: 102
Views: 6758

Re: Drinking Rudi's treasures in NYC

I agree with the Non Chinese options.. its ok for some dinners, but far from the atmosphere I like for enjoying great burgs. Racines has been doing great, always good food, and great wine service! North End Grill is also good, not sure since Eric Left. I think Pascaline is one of the best Somm's in ...
by Gary Zimberg
November 21st, 2018, 7:55 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else
Replies: 916
Views: 47058

Re: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else

Neal.Mollen wrote:
October 31st, 2018, 10:57 am
I just got a list of ready-to-ship wines. WHO THE HELL BOUGHT ALL THIS STUFF?!?!?!?

Not buying ANYTHING until after T-day. Period. No matter how attractive the price.
Me Neither!..
by Gary Zimberg
October 24th, 2018, 6:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 11220
Views: 506506

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Sh@n A wrote:
October 24th, 2018, 5:52 am
1x 2000 Paitin di Pasquero-Elia Barbaresco Vecchie Vigne Sorì Paitin
Ya made me look at CT to see how many of these I have left ... 3
Haven't had one in quite a while... Good Pick up.
by Gary Zimberg
October 21st, 2018, 5:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days
Replies: 1530
Views: 78780

Re: Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days

I didn't get that offer, but I was happy to pick up two of the 2014 Marie Courtin Concordance Extra Brut this week. I also needed to post in this thread so I can see these replies ;) Mine were delivered yesterday, Are these ready to show? or will they need a few years of cellar time.... interested ...
by Gary Zimberg
October 21st, 2018, 3:43 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: NYC - Burgundy GC Reds @ Little Frog (12/13)
Replies: 51
Views: 2733

Re: NYC - Burgundy 1er Reds (12/5), GC Reds @ Sutton Inn (12/13)

Hi, if there is room I am interested in the 12/13 GC Burg Dinner. I am of the same sentiment as Dale..... to wait till others do and try to come up with good flightmates

Gary
by Gary Zimberg
October 21st, 2018, 12:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days
Replies: 1530
Views: 78780

Re: Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days

Anyone biting on that $39.99 Bollinger Special Cuvee? I didn't get that offer, but I was happy to pick up two of the 2014 Marie Courtin Concordance Extra Brut this week. I also needed to post in this thread so I can see these replies ;) Mine were delivered yesterday, Are these ready to show? or wil...
by Gary Zimberg
October 20th, 2018, 2:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 11220
Views: 506506

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

6 x 2015 Francois Gaunoux Volnay Clos des Chênes.
by Gary Zimberg
October 20th, 2018, 2:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Thoughts on Buying and Consuming BURGUNDY
Replies: 109
Views: 9292

Re: Thoughts on Buying and Consuming BURGUNDY

Howard Cooper wrote:
October 17th, 2018, 2:43 pm
Don't skip Hudelot-Noellat.
or Chevillon... the '15 Bourgogne is an over achiever. I recently opened an '05 village, also punches much above its pedigree.
by Gary Zimberg
September 26th, 2018, 7:38 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 11220
Views: 506506

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

a Mag of 2010 Conterno Ceretta and a 6 pack of '09 Francia ...
by Gary Zimberg
September 10th, 2018, 6:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Carlisle are you drinking?
Replies: 1410
Views: 90029

Re: Which Carlisle are you drinking?

Yesterday had the Family over for lunch for Rosh Hashana.... I did a 24 hour Sous Vide Corned Beef and made Rubens... Served with a '11 Derivative. Best white I have had from Carlisle so far. Guess I have been drinking them too young all along! Much better balance, and still TONS of fruit to resolve...
by Gary Zimberg
September 2nd, 2018, 4:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2012 François Gaunoux Meursault Le Clos de Tavaux
Replies: 7
Views: 507

Re: TN: 2012 François Gaunoux Meursault Le Clos de Tavaux

Yea I saw that. Maybe that's why this wine tasted so different to me...no wood? Wonder how the red's are? So, William, Domaine Michel Gaunoux is Francois' brother? Domaine Jean-Michel Gaunoux is Francois' son? I had several bottles of 02 Francois Gaunoux Volnay Chenes, they were great. I am holding...
by Gary Zimberg
September 2nd, 2018, 3:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: RHYS, Open Forum on Rhys and other Darlings
Replies: 282
Views: 11813

Re: RHYS, Open Forum on Rhys and other Darlings

I opened a '10 Horseshoe Pinot the other night, I had to open something else just so we wouldn't drain it too quickly. It showed a little bricking at the edge, and has developed a bit of an underbrush / black tea on the finish. Fruit is gorgeous, leaning towards darker and riper in an American way w...
by Gary Zimberg
August 27th, 2018, 6:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 11220
Views: 506506

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

2013 Cappellano Barolo Otin Fiorin Piè Rupestris-Nebioli 1
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by Gary Zimberg
June 28th, 2018, 6:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else
Replies: 916
Views: 47058

Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else

'16 Voge VV ...
by Gary Zimberg
June 28th, 2018, 6:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2013 Domaine Bertheau (Pierre et François) Bourgogne
Replies: 4
Views: 423

TN: 2013 Domaine Bertheau (Pierre et François) Bourgogne

Buzz, thanks for the great note. I could not agree more, but unfortunately I only have 1 left of the '13. Haven't touched my 14 or 15's yet,,, This wine was a regular buy for me.... Very sad to hear it will no longer be made. Was '15 the last ? now they will be a little harder to open.
by Gary Zimberg
June 22nd, 2018, 4:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else
Replies: 916
Views: 47058

Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else

etomasi wrote:Crossing my fingers for 1 bottle each of the 2015 and 2016 Emidio Pepe Trebbiano!
Got 2 of the '16's...
by Gary Zimberg
June 22nd, 2018, 4:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else
Replies: 916
Views: 47058

Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else

2013 Comm. G.B. Burlotto Barolo Monvigliero
just one
by Gary Zimberg
June 13th, 2018, 7:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else
Replies: 916
Views: 47058

Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else

I asked for a few of the '14 Trebbiano d’Abruzzo , but have not heard back yet. I was tempted but couldn't justify the big leap in price over the '13. Up from $90 to $110. Great wine, though. I have never had it but it sounded interesting and I liked the CT notes. The price made me estimate for two...
by Gary Zimberg
June 13th, 2018, 1:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else
Replies: 916
Views: 47058

Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else

I asked for a few of the '14 Trebbiano d’Abruzzo , but have not heard back yet.

Got confirmations for '16 Pernot Bourgogne (white), 2013 Cascina Roccalini Barbaresco Riserva and a few 2015 La Ca Nova Barbaresco Montestefano, to try something new.
by Gary Zimberg
May 18th, 2018, 1:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else
Replies: 916
Views: 47058

Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else

Thread drift.... note above got me curious about my Envoyer purchases + CT data. I started buying from them in July 2010, and for the next two years bought a bit over 10 cases total (50+ different wines). Mostly Burgundy, some Champagne, a little Loire, Beaujolais. Avg price? $38, with several <$20...
by Gary Zimberg
May 17th, 2018, 6:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else
Replies: 916
Views: 47058

Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else

Felt lucky to get 1 bottle of the 16' Nathalie Vigot Petits Monts. Envoyer is about the only US retailer I've seen carry this producer. No Bourgogne Rouge this vintage, which was a bummer, the 15' was really nice, Vosne village-esque. I got the '15 Bourgogne and the Petit Monts '15. This time round...
by Gary Zimberg
February 25th, 2018, 12:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1998 Arnoux Vosne Romanée Suchots
Replies: 28
Views: 737

TN: 1998 Arnoux Vosne Romanée Suchots

Just fwiw: a vintage for perfect drinking now is 1991 - the 1993 is still a bit young. Even 2000 was not in perfect maturity recently. 1997 is also very good now. I have had the '90 3 times in the past year, and all were very enjoyable, Drinking Very well with no sign of decline, but I would not ve...
by Gary Zimberg
January 30th, 2018, 7:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Three Older Copain PNs Revisited
Replies: 20
Views: 939

Three Older Copain PNs Revisited

1) 3) 2007 Copain Kiser "En Bas" PN Medium/dark red with amber edge. Fine nose of black cherry and mint with plummy undertones. Smooth, elegant berry fruit entry led to a dry, slightly diluted finish. This particular bottle would have been better consumed a couple of years ago, but is still tasty. ...
by Gary Zimberg
January 29th, 2018, 3:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 11220
Views: 506506

What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Clape Cornas 2015

Franck Balthazar Cornas ‘Sans Soufre’ 2016

and some 2016 Unsulphured Marcel Lapierre Morgon ’N’
by Gary Zimberg
June 16th, 2017, 4:26 pm
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Sicily Recommendations
Replies: 39
Views: 2443

Sicily Recommendations

Can someone post more info on COS? We are flying into Catania July 1st for a few days, then heading to Noto, but would like to know more about COS>
thanks
by Gary Zimberg
June 16th, 2017, 9:02 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Opinions on Lucien le Moine?
Replies: 30
Views: 2469

Opinions on Lucien le Moine?

alan weinberg wrote:his 03 Bourgogne was stunning long ago.
I recently broke into a case of the '02 Bourgogne which also is very nice. Big Bold and on the ripe side, but balanced and very enjoyable.
Biggest punt in any Bourgogne I've had... bigger than PYCM even!
by Gary Zimberg
May 30th, 2017, 10:12 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Consolidated off-the-beaten-path Burgundy TNs
Replies: 312
Views: 28803

Consolidated off-the-beaten-path Burgundy TNs

I've really enjoyed the wines of Domaine Charles Audoin Marsannay - Champs Salomon, Charmes aux Prêtres, Le Clos de Jeu, Les Favières, Les Longeroies vineyards. I went deep on the 09 vintage and they are all drinking fine now. More on the elegant side for me. All of them around $25 locally. I drank...
by Gary Zimberg
May 27th, 2017, 1:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2012 Rhys Pinot Noir San Mateo County
Replies: 1
Views: 367

TN: 2012 Rhys Pinot Noir San Mateo County

I just drank one of these from 2010 and find it quite similar to your note... Liked it.
by Gary Zimberg
March 14th, 2017, 6:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best Bourgogne Rouge?
Replies: 74
Views: 6950

Best Bourgogne Rouge?

I was happy with my purchases of 2014 Bertheau Bourgogne ($25) and Méo-Camuzet Bourgogne ($30). Last week I drank a bottle of the 2013 Bertheau Bourgogne, and liked it very much. I buy a 6 pack every year. I agree the Meo Bourgogne is very good. Had an 06 last month and was very happy with it. I al...
by Gary Zimberg
November 30th, 2016, 5:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Dinner with Bill Klapp at Centro Storico in Serralunga d’Alba
Replies: 85
Views: 5306

TN: Dinner with Bill Klapp at Centro Storico in Serralunga d’Alba

Tried to read, but for me the link isn't working. Maybe I am more interested in that I was there a few weeks ago.... and had a very good time. We had the upstairs to ourselves, 8 of us
by Gary Zimberg
November 4th, 2016, 12:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ex-top 10 Cornas producers thread?
Replies: 70
Views: 3017

Ex-top 10 Cornas producers thread?

I refuse to post anything about Cornas HERE again - until my original contributions have been restored ... Also MY "work" has been deleted ... Unfortunately once deleted we can not recover it. Jorge has already apologized for what happened. If you had to deal with Lyle in which Jorge had to in this...
by Gary Zimberg
October 14th, 2016, 2:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: updating CT post PC
Replies: 15
Views: 853

updating CT post PC

I went into pending orders... accepted all my PC orders, marked their location as PC Deadbeat. Then when into bulk drink and used Dropped or Broken, so as not to show that I drank them. Finally they are gone!
by Gary Zimberg
October 13th, 2016, 7:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: updating CT post PC
Replies: 15
Views: 853

updating CT post PC

I would like to update CT to reflect all of the wines I will never be receiving from Premier Cru. I don't want to leave them in Pending Wine any longer, but also for some reason, don't want to loose the records of all of those purchases. What did you people do? How can I take them off the pending, r...
by Gary Zimberg
September 20th, 2016, 1:58 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: PARMIGIANA di MELANZANE
Replies: 9
Views: 637

PARMIGIANA di MELANZANE

mike pobega wrote:Looks good. Does your recipe call for salting to release the bitterness in the natural liquid?
In our house Mike, its a must. After the salt soak, they spend the day drying out a bit in the sun. It greatly improves the texture and end product.
This is the way of Napoli!
by Gary Zimberg
July 19th, 2016, 2:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Carlisle are you drinking?
Replies: 1410
Views: 90029

Which Carlisle are you drinking?

I brought an '11 Carlisle Vineyard Zin to a poker game last week... PnP, and it was singing. Maybe a little more red than other years, and I am lovin' the 11's

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