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by J. D'Antonio
July 3rd, 2020, 5:09 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2010 Dom Perignon
Replies: 27
Views: 1332

Re: 2010 Dom Perignon

Even the 2008's were released in my market around $175 and I bought a bunch thinking they would only go up but I picked up a few more this week at $139. Perhaps these 2010's will come down? What happened to all the 2009's, they sure left the market fast? 2009 was released before 2008. I believe it ...
by J. D'Antonio
July 2nd, 2020, 5:24 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: WATERMELON-FETA-SESAME Salad
Replies: 5
Views: 207

Re: WATERMELON-FETA-SESAME Salad

If you skip the sesame seeds, add a sherry vinaigrette to dress. I prefer a presentation more along Rich's and keep it simple with just the watermelon, feta, and mint.
by J. D'Antonio
June 16th, 2020, 7:25 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2010 Domaine Bernard Baudry Chinon Les Grézeaux - WOW WOW
Replies: 42
Views: 1678

Re: TN: 2010 Domaine Bernard Baudry Chinon Les Grézeaux - WOW WOW

That's my understanding. Here's what I tasted at the winery in June 2019 (all reds):

2018 Domaine
2017 Domaine
2018 Les Granges
2017 Les Grezeaux
2006 Les Grezeaux (not a typo :) )
2016 Le Clos Guillot
2016 La Croix Boissee
2015 La Croix Boissee

It was a fantastic visit, to say the least.
by J. D'Antonio
June 16th, 2020, 5:11 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2010 Domaine Bernard Baudry Chinon Les Grézeaux - WOW WOW
Replies: 42
Views: 1678

Re: TN: 2010 Domaine Bernard Baudry Chinon Les Grézeaux - WOW WOW

Robert.A.Jr. wrote:
June 11th, 2020, 7:04 am
Ok you guys are killin me, will pop a 2010 Croix Boissee this weekend.

Nathan any comments on the 2018 line-up?
If the 2018 Domaine and Les Grange were any indication, the rest of the lineup will be ridiculously good when released.
by J. D'Antonio
May 28th, 2020, 7:10 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2008 Dom or Krug 168
Replies: 28
Views: 1866

Re: 2008 Dom or Krug 168

In Canada, Krug GC is almost double the price of DP Where do you live? In Ontario (LCBO), Krug GC is $333 and DP is $270. Quebec (SAQ) has them for $313 and $262, respectively. I'm in Calgary. I got DP for $180-190 and Krug GC for $320. Not exactly half of Krug GC, DP is still only 60% of Krug GC. ...
by J. D'Antonio
May 28th, 2020, 5:28 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2008 Dom or Krug 168
Replies: 28
Views: 1866

Re: 2008 Dom or Krug 168

Frederico L e e wrote:
May 28th, 2020, 4:31 am
Ryan A wrote:
May 27th, 2020, 8:40 pm
Looks like the price for both is $150/750ml. Now this really is a head2head battle.J
In Canada, Krug GC is almost double the price of DP
Where do you live? In Ontario (LCBO), Krug GC is $333 and DP is $270. Quebec (SAQ) has them for $313 and $262, respectively.
by J. D'Antonio
April 29th, 2020, 4:12 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Best carbonara recipe?
Replies: 17
Views: 1022

Re: Best carbonara recipe?

Kenny H wrote:
April 29th, 2020, 8:58 am
Also key is using the double boiler method for final step so you don't curdle your sauce.
Exactly. The Serious Eats method can be found here:

https://www.seriouseats.com/recipes/201 ... ecipe.html

I'll never make carbonara without a double-boiler method ever again.
by J. D'Antonio
April 20th, 2020, 6:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2015 M Plouzeau Clos de Maulevrier Ante Phylloxera Franc de Pied [Updated 4.20.20 note and w/2014 Rougeard]
Replies: 45
Views: 1751

Re: TN: 2015 M Plouzeau Clos de Maulevrier Ante Phylloxera Franc de Pied [Updated 4.20.20 note and w/2014 Rougeard]

Thank you very much for the updated note, Robert. I was able to buy a few bottles of this at the winery last year for what I think is a very reasonable price (28 Euro). It was one of the few wines they weren't pouring, which is understandable. I really want to pull the cork on one, but I'm going to ...
by J. D'Antonio
April 1st, 2020, 5:35 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Mandoline recommendations?
Replies: 15
Views: 959

Re: Mandoline recommendations?

That's exactly the one I was considering. Any downsides? The older version had a mediocre finger guard - that's improved? It appears they have fixed the finger guard issue. I don't use the finger guard on mine, and am just really careful with it. If you feel more comfortable getting a glove, then d...
by J. D'Antonio
March 31st, 2020, 3:44 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Mandoline recommendations?
Replies: 15
Views: 959

Re: Mandoline recommendations?

Super Benriner, all the way.

by J. D'Antonio
March 31st, 2020, 8:14 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Domaine Bernard Baudry Chinon Les Grézeaux
Replies: 92
Views: 3729

Re: TN: 2016 Domaine Bernard Baudry Chinon Les Grézeaux

All. Day. Long. I reloaded after trying it, so did a double order. And I normally only buy 3-4 of the Guillot per year, loading up more in the Grezeaux and Boissee. Thanks for the well timed recommendation! Thanks to free shipping offered now by a lot of merchants, I have access to the following to...
by J. D'Antonio
March 22nd, 2020, 6:58 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2003 R. López de Heredia Rioja Blanco Reserva Viña Tondonia
Replies: 4
Views: 319

Re: TN: 2003 R. López de Heredia Rioja Blanco Reserva Viña Tondonia

Nice stuff. Thanks for the note! Love these wines.
by J. D'Antonio
March 20th, 2020, 4:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Can't make money selling liquor? Make hand sanitizer!
Replies: 22
Views: 976

Re: Can't make money selling liquor? Make hand sanitizer!

Walked down to Spirit of York this morning before getting some groceries and it was a very calm, well-spaced outdoors line (2-4m between people) to a walk-up window facing the street. One bottle per person, about 15 people ahead of me took about 3-4 minutes to get through. Spirit of York also taking...
by J. D'Antonio
March 19th, 2020, 6:46 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Can't make money selling liquor? Make hand sanitizer!
Replies: 22
Views: 976

Re: Can't make money selling liquor? Make hand sanitizer!

Dillon's is apparently also doing it. That said, Spirit of York is within walking distance of home. Unfortunately I'm too busy with work today and they will likely sell out shortly after opening at 11am. But credit to them for doing it.
by J. D'Antonio
March 8th, 2020, 4:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What would your classification of Loire reds be?
Replies: 331
Views: 15691

Re: What would your classification of Loire reds be?

The 2017 Thierry Germain Clos de L'Echelier Rouge last night was delicious, even if it's young.
by J. D'Antonio
March 3rd, 2020, 7:07 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Coronavirus and Summer Travel
Replies: 266
Views: 13010

Re: Coronavirus and Summer Travel

Will do, thanks.
by J. D'Antonio
March 3rd, 2020, 3:02 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Coronavirus and Summer Travel
Replies: 266
Views: 13010

Re: Coronavirus and Summer Travel

Booked for Spain at the end of June and don't plan to cancel unless the situation changes drastically. Or unless the restaurants we want to go to shut down. :) Are you heading back to San Sebastian/Basque Country? Looking forward to updates, as I'm going again in October. Some reservations already ...
by J. D'Antonio
February 16th, 2020, 7:01 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What would your classification of Loire reds be?
Replies: 331
Views: 15691

Re: What would your classification of Loire reds be?

Yea 2013 is a tough vintage, but you did pick the flagship, so I’m sure it’s solid. Likewise, I really enjoyed the 2011 Rougeard Le Clos last time that I had it. Class is class. Supposedly Joguet has been killing it in recent vintages, some of which have not hit the States yet. I’m looking . . .. I...
by J. D'Antonio
November 28th, 2019, 5:05 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2009 Charles Joguet Chinon Clos de la Dioterie
Replies: 62
Views: 2471

Re: TN: 2009 Charles Joguet Chinon Clos de la Dioterie

Jay that 2004 Franc de Pied is excellent, with the 2005 being as good as any Loire I’ve had. Sadly the Franc de Pied vineyard is gone, succumbed to the louse, with 2007 being the last. If any of you ever see the Franc de Pied, just grab it. It’s special. Thanks Robert. I'm looking forward to drinki...
by J. D'Antonio
November 27th, 2019, 12:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2009 Charles Joguet Chinon Clos de la Dioterie
Replies: 62
Views: 2471

Re: TN: 2009 Charles Joguet Chinon Clos de la Dioterie

I hope my comments on this thread are not interpreted as suggesting divergent opinions mean one cannot taste, and if I somehow said that, I do apologize. I know you like Loire, Chris, and always appreciate your posts. Robert, I'll see if I can buy some tomorrow to try (in 10 years?). Need to look w...
by J. D'Antonio
November 23rd, 2019, 2:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Domaine Catherine and Pierre Breton - Contact Info
Replies: 1
Views: 281

Re: Domaine Catherine and Pierre Breton - Contact Info

Hi Vamsi, Their contact form on their website definitely works. I visited them in June. I sent the request toward the end of April, and they responded in June, the week before the appointment. They are a very small team, but wonderful people. The visit was in a tiny house/shop in Chinon. I love thei...
by J. D'Antonio
November 3rd, 2019, 4:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Eleven Madison Park wine
Replies: 57
Views: 6058

Re: Eleven Madison Park wine

Whenever I end up at any restaurant where I order the tasting menu, I order a bottle of Champagne. After that, perhaps a bottle of a high-acid red that would be relatively versatile, and maybe one glass of a heavier red for the last savory course, if necessary. When in doubt: Champagne. I haven't ha...
by J. D'Antonio
November 3rd, 2019, 4:32 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Costco $550 Belota Iberico
Replies: 73
Views: 7466

Re: Costco $550 Belota Iberico

Hi Nola, What do you think is the maximum ambient room temperature to keep a jamon? Living in a condo, even with the heat off, it can get a bit warm in the winter months, but I'm still tempted to get one for the holiday season. I don't have a cellar or basement to keep it in, obviously. I'm aware o...
by J. D'Antonio
November 3rd, 2019, 6:46 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Costco $550 Belota Iberico
Replies: 73
Views: 7466

Re: Costco $550 Belota Iberico

Hi Nola, What do you think is the maximum ambient room temperature to keep a jamon? Living in a condo, even with the heat off, it can get a bit warm in the winter months, but I'm still tempted to get one for the holiday season. I don't have a cellar or basement to keep it in, obviously. I'm aware of...
by J. D'Antonio
October 24th, 2019, 5:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TNs: LCBO Rioja Revelation Walk-Around Tasting Event
Replies: 23
Views: 1156

Re: TNs: LCBO Rioja Revelation Walk-Around Tasting Event

Richard: A small amount of residuals from this event are available on VSO right now. There are 18 bottles of the blanco you're looking for left, so I'd jump on it if you want some. Now 11. Thanks for the tip. I didn’t think of looking there. [cheers.gif] (Very odd, it’s available in VSO, but not at...
by J. D'Antonio
October 24th, 2019, 3:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TNs: LCBO Rioja Revelation Walk-Around Tasting Event
Replies: 23
Views: 1156

Re: TNs: LCBO Rioja Revelation Walk-Around Tasting Event

Mike Grammer wrote:
October 24th, 2019, 8:42 am
Thanks Jay, ordered 2. See you Saturday?
You're welcome.

I won't be there on Saturday as I have other plans that were made months ago. Another time!
by J. D'Antonio
October 24th, 2019, 6:14 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TNs: LCBO Rioja Revelation Walk-Around Tasting Event
Replies: 23
Views: 1156

Re: TNs: LCBO Rioja Revelation Walk-Around Tasting Event

Richard:

A small amount of residuals from this event are available on VSO right now. There are 18 bottles of the blanco you're looking for left, so I'd jump on it if you want some.
by J. D'Antonio
October 15th, 2019, 10:10 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is your Champagne of the year?
Replies: 120
Views: 6378

Re: What is your Champagne of the year?

1959 Drappier Carte d'Or (disgorged Oct 2015) Damn, that’s a birth year wine. Sorry I missed the late disgorgement release. Who retailed it? Cheers, Warren It was birth year for the friend who brought it to the lunch. He sourced it directly from the domaine. They disgorged it while he had lunch wit...
by J. D'Antonio
September 9th, 2019, 6:19 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Shopping at 520 in Epernay
Replies: 4
Views: 2236

Re: Shopping at 520 in Epernay

Also check out Salvatori. A smaller shop, but prices can be a little lower also.
by J. D'Antonio
September 4th, 2019, 5:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Canadian Wine Laws?
Replies: 2
Views: 285

Re: Canadian Wine Laws?

Wine laws are different from province-to-province, but both Ontario and Quebec allow you to take the rest home - even if you buy the wine of a restaurant wine list. I suggest you mention to your waiter to hold onto the cork as you may not finish the entire bottle and want to take the rest with you. ...
by J. D'Antonio
September 4th, 2019, 5:06 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Lyon?
Replies: 6
Views: 2599

Re: Lyon?

Was just there and dinner at Les Apothicaires was awesome. Le Supreme excellent too. For a traditional bouchon, Le Bouchon des Filles was great, orders of magnitude better than the abysmal Daniel & Denise. There's a cool little wine shop called Recoltant-Manipulant with a nice selection of grower Ch...
by J. D'Antonio
July 28th, 2019, 4:56 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Chinon and Saumur
Replies: 20
Views: 1363

Re: Chinon and Saumur

I was in Chinon and Saumur last month and had a great time. I went to the following producers: Bernard Baudry Charles Joguet Thierry Germain Couly-Dutheil Catherine & Pierre Breton Marc Plouzeau I had appointments at all wineries except for Plouzeau, where I popped into the cave that you just mentio...
by J. D'Antonio
July 19th, 2019, 5:43 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2017 Baudry
Replies: 22
Views: 1762

Re: 2017 Baudry

Took delivery of my case of Les Grézeaux this week and of course immediately popped a bottle to check in. It's very nice. I have it right in line with the '16 in terms of quality, though perhaps even more immediately drinkable. I think the '15 is the best of '15-'17 and I think it has the best long...
by J. D'Antonio
July 9th, 2019, 7:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Paris or Lyon
Replies: 33
Views: 1941

Re: Paris or Lyon

I had some wonderful meals in Lyon a couple weeks ago. Les Apothicaires, Le Supreme (2016 Gonon St Joseph, 75 Euro on the list!), and the lovely people at Le Bouchon des Filles were great. Enjoyed the food there way, way more than other bouchons in Lyon. There's a lovely lady named Myriam running a ...
by J. D'Antonio
July 8th, 2019, 6:30 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Champagne Help!
Replies: 5
Views: 3383

Re: Champagne Help!

EO doesn't accept visits for the most part. Apparently for even their import agents it's a challenge.
by J. D'Antonio
July 3rd, 2019, 9:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2010 Pierre Gonon St. Joseph (France, Rhône, Northern Rhône, St. Joseph)
Replies: 26
Views: 2190

Re: TN: 2010 Pierre Gonon St. Joseph (France, Rhône, Northern Rhône, St. Joseph)

Had a bottle of the 2016 in a restaurant in Lyon a couple weeks ago for 75 Euro and it was delicious.
by J. D'Antonio
June 10th, 2019, 12:04 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: What's your favorite mustard? Fallot mustard photo added.
Replies: 84
Views: 7580

Re: What's your favorite mustard? Fallot mustard photo added.

I will be in Dijon tomorrow, and a stop at Fallot is definitely on the cards.
by J. D'Antonio
June 9th, 2019, 12:49 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: The new Carrieres de Lumieres show is Van Gogh
Replies: 30
Views: 1464

Re: The new Carrieres de Lumieres show is Van Gogh

Now if only people would put their phones away and watch the show instead of filming/taking photos, they might actually have a good experience. The walls are something like 40ft high. How are you going to match that scale on your tiny phone screen, or get the same experience by looking at your phon...
by J. D'Antonio
June 7th, 2019, 10:19 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: The new Carrieres de Lumieres show is Van Gogh
Replies: 30
Views: 1464

Re: The new Carrieres de Lumieres show is Van Gogh

The show at Atelier was pretty awesome. Even the other presentations that bookended the Van Gogh show were cool. Now if only people would put their phones away and watch the show instead of filming/taking photos, they might actually have a good experience. The walls are something like 40ft high. How...
by J. D'Antonio
April 27th, 2019, 8:45 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Paris itinerary / wine accessible restaurants
Replies: 24
Views: 1481

Re: Paris itinerary / wine accessible restaurants

I'm in Paris now. Not sure when you're coming but CAM is closing for about 2 weeks starting today. We had a fantastic dinner at Rigmarole. We went with the 69 euro tasting. They also have excellent wines, mostly natural. Trying out Au Passage and Grand Bain in the next few days. Wine prices are a p...
by J. D'Antonio
April 20th, 2019, 5:28 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ribeira Sacra
Replies: 3
Views: 363

Re: Ribeira Sacra

Ebbe, Are you looking for travel recommendations in the area or just winery picks? I stayed at Hotel Cardenal in Monforte de Lemos with a beautiful view of the river that runs through the town. The Consejo Regulador Ribeira Sacra is in Monforte and they have a broad selection wine wines from the reg...
by J. D'Antonio
March 1st, 2019, 9:07 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Wine Shop Recommendations - International
Replies: 14
Views: 806

Re: Wine Shop Recommendations - International

Thanks for any help. I don't know much about such stores, but the best I have found are Vila Viniteca in Barcelona. Seemed to be a solid store although not a great one. Just out of curiousity, why do you think this is a solid store, but not a great one? They have fantastic selection of Spanish wine...
by J. D'Antonio
January 30th, 2019, 12:54 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Steak Porn
Replies: 2201
Views: 189451

Re: Steak Porn

To emphasize your white mold statement, Bill, you can see some white mold on the outside of the bone-in subprimal my butcher is aging for me a few posts up.
by J. D'Antonio
January 27th, 2019, 3:20 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Steak Porn
Replies: 2201
Views: 189451

Re: Steak Porn

20190127_181103.jpg Well-marbled bavette from Scotch Mountain Farms (Meaford, ON) that I've dry cured overnight in the fridge for tonight's supper. IMG_20190126_144659_311.jpg I also have my butcher dry aging another bone-in ribeye for me. It's got about seven weeks total age on it right now. Corn,...
by J. D'Antonio
January 22nd, 2019, 5:00 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Any Experience with TAP Airlines?
Replies: 11
Views: 672

Re: Any Experience with TAP Airlines?

I flew TAP to Spain in late 2016 in business class and enjoyed the experience. YYZ --> LIS --> BCN, then MAD --> LIS --> YYZ. It was on their slightly older A320, with 150 degree recline in their seats, but service was good and food was pretty decent. They were serving 12-year old Barraida on the pl...
by J. D'Antonio
January 10th, 2019, 5:21 am
Forum: BYO Forum - Wine at Restaurants
Topic: Chicago and suburbs
Replies: 493
Views: 44630

Re: Chicago and suburbs

Trust me, I have. So many fantastic places to eat in your city.
by J. D'Antonio
January 8th, 2019, 6:20 pm
Forum: BYO Forum - Wine at Restaurants
Topic: Chicago and suburbs
Replies: 493
Views: 44630

Re: Chicago and suburbs

Good to know, thanks. Maybe sharing with the server as well got them to look the other way!
by J. D'Antonio
January 8th, 2019, 2:24 pm
Forum: BYO Forum - Wine at Restaurants
Topic: Chicago and suburbs
Replies: 493
Views: 44630

Re: Chicago and suburbs

Did that change at Bavette's recently? I've been there several times over the years and not had the bottle limit. It has been about 1.5 years since I've been there, however.
by J. D'Antonio
December 30th, 2018, 2:31 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Toronto Recommendations Request
Replies: 6
Views: 410

Re: Toronto Recommendations Request

My pleasure. Glad your stepdaughter and her friends are enjoying their visit!

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