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by T Klonoski
January 20th, 2020, 9:36 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Mendoza: 8 pieces of advice, and thoughts on wine too!
Replies: 11
Views: 533

Re: Mendoza: 8 pieces of advice, and thoughts on wine too!

Very informative and helpful. Thanks for taking the time to pull this together.
by T Klonoski
January 11th, 2020, 10:22 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Caribbean recommendations?
Replies: 17
Views: 810

Re: Caribbean recommendations?

A buddy had a situation similar to yours and was pleasantly surprised by the Westin Puntacana.
by T Klonoski
January 1st, 2020, 7:46 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Damn it; I like ketchup with my hot dog.
Replies: 78
Views: 1959

Re: Damn it; I like ketchup with my hot dog.

TimF wrote:
December 31st, 2019, 5:10 pm
Chicago dog at a place that really does it well, like Portillos, with cheese fries is “last meal” worthy.
I also like the occasional chili dog. Portillo's does a very good one.
by T Klonoski
December 30th, 2019, 4:14 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: In Memoriam: A Tribute to my best friend, Claudine Kargere
Replies: 52
Views: 2392

Re: In Memoriam: A Tribute to my best friend, Claudine Kargere

Dan, your participation on this board and the Parker board has always been a treasure, and this post is the Crown Jewel.
by T Klonoski
December 30th, 2019, 3:36 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Krakow
Replies: 8
Views: 650

Re: Krakow

Krakow's National Museum has a da Vinci painting of a woman with an ermine that is a must see. And there is other interesting stuff there. I also recommend Wawel Castle, and Wawel Cathedral. Also St. Francis Basilica. A little more offbeat is a chapel carved into the Wieliczka salt mine: The Chapel ...
by T Klonoski
December 17th, 2019, 4:50 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Lièvre à la Royale.
Replies: 13
Views: 1031

Re: Lièvre à la Royale.

Seems like a great dish for cold weather!
Which wine did you have with it, and how did it pair?
by T Klonoski
December 11th, 2019, 3:00 am
Forum: Wine Pimps
Topic: I have become the Wine Nazi!
Replies: 10
Views: 2026

Re: I have become the Wine Nazi!

Mark Y wrote:
December 4th, 2019, 2:43 pm
A charity tasting.. so people are probably there to have fun.. and most people aren't there to study a booklet?

wow..
I went to his shop a couple of times. Now you know why I've never been back.
by T Klonoski
December 9th, 2019, 5:09 am
Forum: Cellar Rats (ITB)
Topic: 2019 West Coast Weather Thread
Replies: 557
Views: 33073

Re: 2019 West Coast Weather Thread

Did battle with some mature Pinot vines today. 20 year old cane pruned vines that are cropped for sparkling. This is advanced pruning with a physical aspect to it that makes it very hard. Canes are wrapped on a single wire on each side. Just getting last year's canes off is a work out. Finding 3 or...
by T Klonoski
December 2nd, 2019, 2:35 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Virtual Tasting for Charity - Empty My Wallet, Help Me Support Laura's House (11/22 - 12/1)
Replies: 144
Views: 5149

Re: Virtual Tasting for Charity - Empty My Wallet, Help Me Support Laura's House (11/22 - 12/1)

Frank Murray III wrote:
December 1st, 2019, 8:29 pm
all in support of the Badgers....on Wisconsin!
If you can figure out a way for us to beat Ohio State, this pinot hater will make a separate contribution to the cause.
(You do great work)
by T Klonoski
November 26th, 2019, 11:48 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Thanksgiving Day Wine Lineup
Replies: 139
Views: 6120

Re: Thanksgiving Day Wine Lineup

Based on a positive note on this site about the previous vintage, I picked up a 2018 Hofgut Falkenstein Krettnacher Euchariusberg kabinett. Looking forward to it.
by T Klonoski
November 10th, 2019, 2:05 pm
Forum: Cellar Rats (ITB)
Topic: 2019 West Coast Weather Thread
Replies: 557
Views: 33073

Re: 2019 West Coast Weather Thread

Great to hear that you had a good experience, Ben. Thanks for the interesting notes.
by T Klonoski
November 7th, 2019, 2:40 pm
Forum: Cellar Rats (ITB)
Topic: 2019 West Coast Weather Thread
Replies: 557
Views: 33073

Re: 2019 West Coast Weather Thread

Ben M a n d l e r wrote:
November 6th, 2019, 9:22 pm
Our late harvest Gewürztraminer just came in today (from San Benito county). That’s a wrap for us.
Ben, would be interested in any highlights (or lowlights) from your first harvest.
by T Klonoski
November 5th, 2019, 12:11 pm
Forum: Wine Pimps
Topic: To Tariff or Not to Tariff
Replies: 7
Views: 1569

Re: To Tariff or Not to Tariff

I would up prices moderately but offer deeper discounts than normal for large orders.
by T Klonoski
October 22nd, 2019, 1:33 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Best American cheese I have tasted.
Replies: 72
Views: 3733

Re: Best American cheese I have tasted.

Hook's is terrific. I also like several of Carr Valley's cheeses in Wisconsin.
by T Klonoski
October 9th, 2019, 4:43 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Milwaukee, WI
Replies: 15
Views: 1586

Re: Milwaukee, WI

The pizza place in your hotel is one of the better ones in the area. Milwaukee has several cool museums: Milwaukee Art, Milwaukee Public, and even Harley Davidson.
by T Klonoski
October 8th, 2019, 5:04 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Suggestions for Grand Tetons, Yellowstone & Environs -TRIP REPORT ADDED
Replies: 17
Views: 913

Re: Suggestions for Grand Tetons, Yellowstone & Environs -TRIP REPORT ADDED

Thanks for putting together this interesting report. First-rate photos.
by T Klonoski
October 2nd, 2019, 4:55 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Oversupply in the Grape and Bulk Wine Market - And What This May Mean . . .
Replies: 101
Views: 8048

Re: Oversupply in the Grape and Bulk Wine Market - And What This May Mean . . .

Thanks to all (except Nathan) for a very interesting thread. Great read.
by T Klonoski
September 29th, 2019, 3:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A-Hunting We Will Go - Lodi?
Replies: 33
Views: 2277

Re: A-Hunting We Will Go - Lodi?

Mike, thanks for the interesting report.
by T Klonoski
September 1st, 2019, 3:16 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Popeyes Chicken Sandwich
Replies: 143
Views: 8276

Re: Popeyes Chicken Sandwich

Pretty sure that Wendy's did not introduce chicken sandwiches until 1990. Their website seems to confirm this. 1990 is when they introduced a grilled chicken sandwich. They already had fried and spicy chicken sandwiches at that time. You guys will argue over anything neener No idea about the grille...
by T Klonoski
August 31st, 2019, 6:47 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Popeyes Chicken Sandwich
Replies: 143
Views: 8276

Re: Popeyes Chicken Sandwich

Alan Rath wrote:
August 27th, 2019, 4:38 pm
I ate my lifetime's allotment of chicken sandwiches at Wendy's in the 70s and 80s [wow.gif]
Pretty sure that Wendy's did not introduce chicken sandwiches until 1990. Their website seems to confirm this.
by T Klonoski
August 18th, 2019, 6:10 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Mosel for a Riesling Newbie
Replies: 7
Views: 2431

Re: Mosel for a Riesling Newbie

Glad we were able to give you the nudge to add this to your itinerary.
And if the 2007 Prum Weh Sonn Auslese spoke to you, then you certainly have a great beginner's palate for Riesling.
Excellent that you were able to explore the whole range of pradikat.
by T Klonoski
July 30th, 2019, 4:50 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: It was 107F in Champagne today
Replies: 36
Views: 4254

Re: It was 107F in Champagne today

Looks as if the heat wave has finally broken. Temps in the 80s in France the next ten days.
by T Klonoski
July 23rd, 2019, 6:02 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Mosel for a Riesling Newbie
Replies: 7
Views: 2431

Re: Mosel for a Riesling Newbie

The Mosel is a beautiful area. Young Riesling can be profound.
I would suggest the Loosen winery. Also consider a river cruise.
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: 2427

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: 2427

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 - Food and Recipes
Topic: From the creators of Chef's Table - Street Food
Replies: 16
Views: 1162

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: 772

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: 1079

Re: Saturday Dinner: ‘99 Pétrus, etc.

You're raising those boys right.
by T Klonoski
February 26th, 2019, 3:31 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Tuscany
Replies: 43
Views: 3011

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 - Food and Recipes
Topic: Need recommendations for places around Detroit
Replies: 20
Views: 685

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: 264

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 and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Chicago in January - Looking for a few recs
Replies: 16
Views: 842

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: 36929

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 and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Eating, drinking and buying some wine in Paris and Lyon
Replies: 18
Views: 2380

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: 683

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: 2525

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 and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Eurotrip 2018 report: Mostly Italy and France
Replies: 26
Views: 2016

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 and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Eurotrip 2018 report: Mostly Italy and France
Replies: 26
Views: 2016

Re: Eurotrip 2018 report: Mostly Italy and France

Another excellent installment. Many thanks
by T Klonoski
August 23rd, 2018, 2:39 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Montpellier/Languedoc Trip/Tasting Report
Replies: 4
Views: 396

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: 2065
Views: 210232

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: 1436

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 - Food and Recipes
Topic: Chicago Restaurant Thread
Replies: 660
Views: 36344

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 - Food and Recipes
Topic: Chicago Restaurant Thread
Replies: 660
Views: 36344

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 and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Salvation Mountain – Desert Views Road Trip Part 2
Replies: 1
Views: 219

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 and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Warsaw tips anyone?
Replies: 2
Views: 360

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: 2074

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: 2107

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...

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