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by T Klonoski
June 24th, 2019, 9:36 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN- 2018 Theise German Portfolio - Adam, Kunstler and Selbach-Oster
Replies: 30
Views: 1983

Re: TN- 2018 Theise German Portfolio - Adam, Kunstler and Selbach-Oster

I don't see the Kunstler Stielweg listed here or in the linked catalog. Anyone know if Terry is just not importing it? It was one of my favorites back when it was still findable in the US. Kunstler is a relatively recent addition to the Theise catalog, added about five years ago, I believe. Theise ...
by T Klonoski
June 23rd, 2019, 5:08 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN- 2018 Theise German Portfolio - Adam, Kunstler and Selbach-Oster
Replies: 30
Views: 1983

Re: TN- 2018 Theise German Portfolio - Adam, Kunstler and Selbach-Oster

Thanks for taking the time to put together these very helpful notes.
Kunstler GGs deserve more attention around here.
by T Klonoski
May 1st, 2019, 2:43 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: From the creators of Chef's Table - Street Food
Replies: 16
Views: 1070

Re: From the creators of Chef's Table - Street Food

Episode 1, Bangkok, now available.
What great visuals.
by T Klonoski
March 17th, 2019, 4:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Where Are The Franconia Wines???...David??
Replies: 14
Views: 681

Re: Where Are The Franconia Wines???...David??

My experience is that importers don't bring in anywhere near as much of that region compared with others, although it's gotten a little better.
by T Klonoski
March 17th, 2019, 4:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Saturday Dinner: ‘99 Pétrus, etc.
Replies: 20
Views: 968

Re: Saturday Dinner: ‘99 Pétrus, etc.

You're raising those boys right.
by T Klonoski
February 26th, 2019, 3:31 am
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Tuscany
Replies: 38
Views: 2018

Re: Tuscany

If you do end up going from Florence to Perugia, a worthy detour along the way is Abbazia di Monte Oliveto Maggiore, where you can hear Gregorian chants in a medieval abbey. This is in a region called the Crete Sienese, with rolling hills and rows of cypress trees. Another good detour along that rou...
by T Klonoski
February 23rd, 2019, 1:57 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Need recommendations for places around Detroit
Replies: 20
Views: 591

Re: Need recommendations for places around Detroit

If you are short on time and in need of a quick meal, Scotty Simpson's Fish and Chips does its specialty very well.
scottysfishandchips.com/
Another great specialty place is Mike's Famous Ham for a world class ham sammich.
by T Klonoski
January 19th, 2019, 5:50 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Three Calif Dessert Rieslings...(short/boring)
Replies: 4
Views: 237

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: 725

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: 628
Views: 33538

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: 17
Views: 1447

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: 614

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: 1775

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: 1797

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: 1797

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: 349

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: 2063
Views: 198563

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: 1288

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: 623
Views: 31219

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: 623
Views: 31219

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: 193

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: 274

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: 1935

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: 1916

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: 3239

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: 623
Views: 31219

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: 573

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: 1547

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: 2646

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: 2153

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: 47440

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: 370

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: 455

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: 276

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: 2031

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: 1412

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: 889

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: 22498

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: 889

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: 604

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: 398

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: 1471

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: 304

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: 261

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: 3791

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: 1757

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: 623
Views: 31219

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.

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