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by T Klonoski
January 19th, 2019, 5:50 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Three Calif Dessert Rieslings...(short/boring)
Replies: 2
Views: 131

Re: TN: Three Calif Dessert Rieslings...(short/boring)

A very nice BloodyPulpit section. Thanks for sharing.
by T Klonoski
January 9th, 2019, 4:04 pm
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Chicago in January - Looking for a few recs
Replies: 16
Views: 342

Re: Chicago in January - Looking for a few recs

I've found that kids that age find Eataly pretty interesting. Very convenient to your location.
Quartino is another good option.
And if time is tight, Portillo's does fast food with good ingredients.
by T Klonoski
December 29th, 2018, 8:21 am
Forum: Cellar Rats (ITB)
Topic: 2018 Vintage West Coast Weather Thread
Replies: 627
Views: 28306

Re: 2018 Vintage West Coast Weather Thread

Thanks for your many 2018 posts, especially when it was busy and you were tired.
Same to Merrill.
by T Klonoski
December 29th, 2018, 8:07 am
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Eating, drinking and buying some wine in Paris and Lyon
Replies: 15
Views: 604

Re: Eating, drinking and buying some wine in Paris and Lyon

As always, great photos and text. Thanks for taking the time.
Could you say a bit about the food shown in the L'Âme Soeur photos? Looks like escargot in two sauces and fish in beurre blanc?
by T Klonoski
December 2nd, 2018, 8:11 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Resveratrol
Replies: 9
Views: 579

Re: Resveratrol

I have read that the Tannat grape has relatively high amounts of reseveratrol. Maybe not enough to do much good, but there are some solid Uruguayan wines based on tannat.
by T Klonoski
November 15th, 2018, 4:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: It’s Dungeness crab season. What’s your favorite wine pairing?
Replies: 52
Views: 1631

Re: It’s Dungeness crab season. What’s your favorite wine pairing?

. . . the start of crab season and commercial fishing starts next week. Traditionally this is true, but note that the northern half of the West Coast is delaying the start of the season a couple of weeks due to crabs being undersized. I'm assuming this is due to growth being slowed by cooler ocean ...
by T Klonoski
September 10th, 2018, 6:06 am
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Eurotrip 2018 report: Mostly Italy and France
Replies: 26
Views: 1372

Re: Eurotrip 2018 report: Mostly Italy and France

IlkkaL wrote:
September 9th, 2018, 5:24 am
Next up: more of the same
Hurrah! Glad that you enjoy writing these almost as much as we enjoy reading them.
by T Klonoski
September 2nd, 2018, 5:59 am
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Eurotrip 2018 report: Mostly Italy and France
Replies: 26
Views: 1372

Re: Eurotrip 2018 report: Mostly Italy and France

Another excellent installment. Many thanks
by T Klonoski
August 23rd, 2018, 2:39 pm
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Montpellier/Languedoc Trip/Tasting Report
Replies: 4
Views: 294

Re: Montpellier/Languedoc Trip/Tasting Report

Thanks for the effort you put into the report. Glad you enjoyed your trip.
by T Klonoski
August 7th, 2018, 1:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ray Walker & Maison Ilan updates - the saga has ended...(updated)
Replies: 2041
Views: 190707

Ray Walker & Maison Ilan updates - the saga has ended...(updated)

Serious question: Should those of us who are aware of Walker's history and behaviour use our social media platforms to alert others? At the very least to do some due diligence before sending him any money? Or just accept caveat emptor? I assume it would do very little. He's great at finding new aud...
by T Klonoski
August 3rd, 2018, 10:45 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2001 Mosel -- varied vintage assessments 17 years on
Replies: 38
Views: 1193

2001 Mosel -- varied vintage assessments 17 years on

I consider the 01 Fritz Haag kabinetts to be about the best value I have ever purchased.
The Christoffel and Prum ausleses were magnificent as well.
by T Klonoski
July 19th, 2018, 6:30 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Chicago Restaurant Thread
Replies: 536
Views: 21775

Chicago Restaurant Thread

So far: Wednesday - SKY or the Loyalist Thursday - Art Institute followed by The Publican Friday - Morning Boat Tour - Airport Any recos for lunch on Thursday? I have it in my head I want to eat at the publican, but am not sure why. Should we choose something else? Blackbird does a very good lunch....
by T Klonoski
July 18th, 2018, 7:17 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Chicago Restaurant Thread
Replies: 536
Views: 21775

Chicago Restaurant Thread

Wife and I are visiting Chicago for the first time in a LONG time next week (Wed-Friday). We are hoping to try the best of Chicago that we can get into. Money isn't an object. We are staying at the Waldorf if that changes anything. Recommendations for activities also greatly appreciated!! Will be t...
by T Klonoski
June 15th, 2018, 2:24 pm
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Salvation Mountain – Desert Views Road Trip Part 2
Replies: 1
Views: 171

Salvation Mountain – Desert Views Road Trip Part 2

For Michael Connelly fans, this dovetails nicely with his latest novel, Two Kinds of Truth, in which part of the action is set in Slab City. Bosch sees Salvation Mountain in a flyover.
by T Klonoski
June 10th, 2018, 6:43 am
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Warsaw tips anyone?
Replies: 2
Views: 158

Warsaw tips anyone?

A stroll along the Vistula or through Lazienki Park is pleasant.
For dining, I enjoyed N31 and Soul Kitchen.
edit: If you have Sundays free: https://www.inyourpocket.com/warsaw/Cho ... -park_221e
by T Klonoski
June 8th, 2018, 10:16 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Quite possibly the worst WS article of the year (or longer!)
Replies: 28
Views: 1892

Quite possibly the worst WS article of the year (or longer!)

Then there's the third label called Toms River Estate.
by T Klonoski
June 6th, 2018, 6:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Chicago Wine Shop recs/opinions
Replies: 39
Views: 1864

Chicago Wine Shop recs/opinions

I stopped by Howard's Wine Cellar today. Howard is retiring at the end of August and will be having closeout prices throughout August. Currently he has 20 percent off on wines from Germany, Austria, and Alsace. He has an excellent collection from these areas, although it has been picked over a bit c...
by T Klonoski
May 24th, 2018, 5:28 am
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Maine Lobster Crawl
Replies: 78
Views: 2550

Maine Lobster Crawl

Could score some points with the Mrs. by getting her this book:
by T Klonoski
May 11th, 2018, 1:06 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Chicago Restaurant Thread
Replies: 536
Views: 21775

Chicago Restaurant Thread

Take some Garrett's popcorn on the architecture tour to keep the young uns occupied. Caramel, cheese, or the yummy mix.
by T Klonoski
April 26th, 2018, 6:21 am
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Quebec City - seeking restaurant suggestions
Replies: 13
Views: 493

Quebec City - seeking restaurant suggestions

If you have lunch slots open, I enjoyed Cafe du Monde.
A bit hard to find among government buildings along the river, but nice views and good QPR.
by T Klonoski
January 26th, 2018, 11:58 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2003 JJ Prum Wehlener Sohnenuhr Auslese - What happened?
Replies: 42
Views: 1498

TN: 2003 JJ Prum Wehlener Sohnenuhr Auslese - What happened?

I had this wine last year and found it delicious. It started out a bit cloying, but acid emerged midpalate to clean things up nicely. Great flavors of pineapple and pear. Good slatey finish. Wine had been stored since release at Haskell's in MN. I wonder if there might be different AP numbers and so...
by T Klonoski
December 21st, 2017, 1:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bottle you enjoyed most fequently in 2017
Replies: 82
Views: 2355

Bottle you enjoyed most fequently in 2017

2015 Pewsey Vale Dry Riesling Eden Valley
great summer sipper and QPR champ
by T Klonoski
November 20th, 2017, 2:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best Value Wine(s) of 2017
Replies: 48
Views: 2044

Best Value Wine(s) of 2017

Joe W i n o g r a d wrote:Soave (Inama, Pieropan, Gini...)
Thanks for reminding me of these. A crowd pleaser at the Thanksgiving table.
by T Klonoski
October 19th, 2017, 6:30 am
Forum: Cellar Rats (ITB)
Topic: 2017 West Coast Vintage Weather Thread
Replies: 662
Views: 43534

2017 West Coast Vintage Weather Thread

Casey Hartlip wrote: No reason to think some absolutely stellar wines will be made from our area from 2017.
I think you might want to edit in a "not" there, Casey.
by T Klonoski
October 13th, 2017, 11:18 am
Forum: Commerce Corner Feedback
Topic: Cnalda - Great Buyer!
Replies: 2
Views: 277

Cnalda - Great Buyer!

I had a solid transaction with Carlos recently, but I am posting this mainly to salute him for auctioning off a valuable bottle for Napa fire relief.
Well done.
by T Klonoski
October 11th, 2017, 10:51 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Hiša Franko
Replies: 8
Views: 435

Hiša Franko

When he presented his first selection and let on that it was Sauvignon Blanc, my face took on the look of Forrest Whitaker’s character in the crying game when he removed his date’s pants to reveal meat and two veg. I believe the bloke you mean is Stephen Rea. Forest's role in that film was as a hos...
by T Klonoski
October 2nd, 2017, 5:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bill Walton/Paso Vintner??
Replies: 1
Views: 261

Bill Walton/Paso Vintner??

Walton is a partner in Azunia tequila, so it doesn't seem far-fetched that he would branch out into wine.
by T Klonoski
September 7th, 2017, 7:29 pm
Forum: Cellar Rats (ITB)
Topic: Winery Hardball
Replies: 18
Views: 1824

Winery Hardball

I love me some barnyard funk.
by T Klonoski
August 29th, 2017, 6:14 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Frozen dinners
Replies: 35
Views: 1384

Frozen dinners

Amy's frozen dinners are above average in taste and in healthfulness.
by T Klonoski
August 12th, 2017, 6:10 am
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Montreal
Replies: 12
Views: 766

Montreal

If you drive in around rush hour, it can be brutal. But once you've got the car there, you don't need it again until it's time to leave.
I would search for a long-term parking arrangement, though, as rates in some areas are quite steep.
by T Klonoski
August 8th, 2017, 5:08 am
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Adventures in Paris
Replies: 421
Views: 20503

Adventures in Paris

For me, the most comical French closure in August is the Berthillon ice cream store on Ile Saint Louis. Seriously. They are closed from July 24th until August 29th this year. Now there are other shops on the island that sell their ice cream, but what Northern Hemisphere ice cream shop in their righ...
by T Klonoski
August 4th, 2017, 7:28 am
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Montreal
Replies: 12
Views: 766

Montreal

I was just in Montreal in June, and I disagree with the recommendation to stick to the Old Town. Lots of interesting neighborhoods and a great transit system to get there, particularly the subway. Top sites outside the Old Town include Mount Royal, the Jean Talon Market, the Botanical Gardens, and S...
by T Klonoski
July 17th, 2017, 2:54 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: SOLD 01 Christoffel Aus **, 03 Tour Blanche full, 97 Taylor Fladgate, 01 Kracher #8, 05 Bouchard
Replies: 2
Views: 588

SOLD 01 Christoffel Aus **, 03 Tour Blanche full, 97 Taylor Fladgate, 01 Kracher #8, 05 Bouchard

01 J J Christoffel Erben, Erdener Treppchen two star auslese, 750 now $70 03 La Tour Blanche Sauterne, 750 now $45 97 Taylor Fladgate Vintage Port, 750 now $65 01 Kracher Welschriesling TBA #8, 375 now $50 05 Bouchard Pere et Fils Beaune Clos de la Mousse now $45 All five for $250 All cellared since...
by T Klonoski
July 14th, 2017, 7:59 am
Forum: Commerce Corner Feedback
Topic: T Klonoski AAA+++ Seller
Replies: 4
Views: 299

T Klonoski AAA+++ Seller

That almost makes up for your posts in other parts of the board.
Almost
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by T Klonoski
July 13th, 2017, 7:32 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Sub $20 readily available summer whites
Replies: 50
Views: 1440

Sub $20 readily available summer whites

Pewsey Vale Riesling, bone dry from Oz. Good availability in NJ at about $13.
by T Klonoski
July 11th, 2017, 5:36 am
Forum: Commerce Corner Feedback
Topic: C. Novick A++ Roaster
Replies: 2
Views: 224

C. Novick A++ Roaster

Delivery to Corey's door won me a free bag of Guatemalan coffee beans, roasted by the man himself.
My wife, a coffee geek, liked his coffee so much she told me I had to source some more!
Oh yeah, the wine transaction was pretty good too. . . .
by T Klonoski
July 6th, 2017, 8:44 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: All sold, thank you
Replies: 1
Views: 252

All sold, thank you

1996 G. Conterno Barolo Cascina Francia $175 (one bottle) SOLD 1999 Penfolds Grange $175 (one bottle) SOLD 2001 J. J. Prum Wehlener Sonnenuhr Auslese $60 (per bottle; two bottles #19 and two bottles #23) ALL SOLD All bottles purchased on release; storage is temperature controlled. Free delivery to b...
by T Klonoski
July 5th, 2017, 5:03 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Tire Company buys 40% of The Wine Advocate
Replies: 44
Views: 3718

Tire Company buys 40% of The Wine Advocate

"notes of burnt rubber and roadkill"
by T Klonoski
June 1st, 2017, 7:37 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2013 Piper Cabernet - first time
Replies: 16
Views: 1746

2013 Piper Cabernet - first time

Glenn L e v i n e wrote:Still a great night out til our little guy ran off and hid!
If he tries that again, you can perform a procedure guaranteed to defeat that type of behavior -- a chip implant!

Congrats on reaching the end of what must of been a long road filled with paperwork.
by T Klonoski
May 19th, 2017, 8:35 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Chicago Restaurant Thread
Replies: 536
Views: 21775

Chicago Restaurant Thread

Among the foodies I know, Mike Sula of the Reader is considered a lot more creditable than Vettel. Not true among the general public, of course.
A restaurant's business can be really helped in Chicago by a couple of sources: Steve Dolinsky on TV ("The Hungry Hound") and the Check Please show.
by T Klonoski
May 6th, 2017, 7:01 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Jamón Jamón
Replies: 65
Views: 3375

Jamón Jamón

Quite the exciting international adventure. [popcorn.gif]
Congratulations on your victory over bureaucracy!
by T Klonoski
April 23rd, 2017, 7:08 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Has Anyone Been Drinking BerserkerDay Wines Lately?
Replies: 391
Views: 28669

Has Anyone Been Drinking BerserkerDay Wines Lately?

My 1st note specific to a single offering; this b/c I don't see any recent notes on CT and I hesitate to give my crude reaction compared to most of your notes. Nevertheless: '07 Ladd RRV pinot that just arrived yesterday. Uncorked several hours ahead of time and then poured in the glass an hour bef...
by T Klonoski
April 16th, 2017, 12:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Lamy tell you about Olivier's '16's and '15's
Replies: 173
Views: 17523

Bonjour Paris

Jeremy Holmes wrote: Lucy suggested it should have been drunk in 2010.
[rofl.gif]
Thanks for all the heavy lifting you do in Paris (writing and other). Always a treat.
by T Klonoski
April 14th, 2017, 4:39 am
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Greece: Crete & Santorini
Replies: 17
Views: 1505

Greece: Crete & Santorini

In Crete, I would spend a minimum of time of Heraklion. Too much cement and litter.
I enjoyed visiting Agios Nikolaos.
by T Klonoski
March 20th, 2017, 6:55 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: My mother's birthday...
Replies: 11
Views: 916

My mother's birthday...

I was concerned that the kabinett was so good that it would get you helicoptering at a most inopportune time.
by T Klonoski
March 12th, 2017, 8:04 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Chicago Restaurant Thread
Replies: 536
Views: 21775

Chicago Restaurant Thread

We brought something for the kitchen... I think they have a ton of stuff so I would not feel obligated. If there is something unique beer wise... maybe. George I have seen the Schwa team reject craft beer, as they feel it is overhopped. Things are much different there now. Reservation system is muc...
by T Klonoski
March 3rd, 2017, 6:14 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Chef's Table - Part 2
Replies: 23
Views: 2502

Chef's Table - Part 2

Chef’s Table, Season 3 – French Installment, TBD 2016 Alain Passard, L’Arpege (France) Michel Troisgros, Maison Troisgros (France) Adeline Grattard, Yam’Tcha (France) Alexandre Couillon, La Marine (France) This thread got me poking around Netflix and I found this. I tremendously enjoyed the first t...
by T Klonoski
February 21st, 2017, 1:41 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Top Chef Season 14
Replies: 63
Views: 3319

Top Chef Season 14

I guess Colicchio is mellowing with age. Not only did Brooke make it out of LCK with a soup but she won the next week with a soup and salad.
Still wise to have a liberal hand with the salt for Mr. C., though.

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