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by Matt Fleming
November 20th, 2019, 2:35 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Vienna - Steiereck or something else? Aend?
Replies: 12
Views: 402

Re: Vienna - Steiereck or something else? Aend?

The stand a few blocks away -- in Schwarzenbergplatz -- zum scharfen René is my favorite. Excellent senf. I am blanking on the name of my favorite Würstel at this stand.

Surely the one "can't miss" art attraction in Vienna is the Bruegel room at the Kunsthistorisches.
by Matt Fleming
November 12th, 2019, 9:40 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Vienna - Steiereck or something else? Aend?
Replies: 12
Views: 402

Re: Vienna - Steiereck or something else? Aend?

If you're listing Steiereck, you're likely going to eyeroll my suggestion... but you have to hit Bitzinger’s Würstelstand, specifically the one next to the Opera House. Aside from having ridiculously good sausages, schnitzel, etc. and beer, it's the ultimate cross-class experience. Go at the right ...
by Matt Fleming
September 8th, 2019, 9:10 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Chinon and Saumur
Replies: 20
Views: 1125

Re: Chinon and Saumur

Just wanted to check back in to tell everyone what an excellent trip this has been and to thank all of you for the great advice. We're wrapping things up here, heading back to Paris tomorrow and the States on Sunday. I'm torn between touting the Cab Franc and Chenin Blanc found here and keeping the...
by Matt Fleming
August 20th, 2019, 1:08 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Last minute ideas: Bandol, Cassis, Provence in general
Replies: 7
Views: 1219

Re: Last minute ideas: Bandol, Cassis, Provence in general

in the wide arc between Aix and Avignon, I'd make these general comments: the board (me included) likes carrière de lumières https://www.wineberserkers.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=159829 http://www.carrieres-lumieres.com I'd avoid l'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue. It has an interesting geography, but is simpl...
by Matt Fleming
August 9th, 2019, 7:34 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TNs: '00 Grivot Beauxmonts, '14 Barthod Charmes
Replies: 16
Views: 808

Re: TNs: '00 Grivot Beauxmonts, '14 Barthod Charmes

How tastes and experiences with Burgundy differ! I had a 14 Grivot Clos de Vougeot out of magnum a few months back that I thought was the red wine of the night, whereas I have yet to drink a good bottle of Barthod, and it’s not for lack of trying. Somehow Barthod’s wines show either too much acid o...
by Matt Fleming
August 6th, 2019, 9:44 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The ultimate in excessibe ballerness
Replies: 35
Views: 3037

Re: The ultimate in excessibe ballerness

Loic’s success is also good news for the Bordeaux region in general, proving that the city’s top producers can hold their own against their Burgundian rivals in the fine wine arena
That is quite the statement. I'll ring up the Rothschild's and let them know they can move DefCon status to yellow.
by Matt Fleming
August 5th, 2019, 11:14 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Chicago Restaurant Thread
Replies: 660
Views: 35440

Re: Chicago Restaurant Thread

David K o l i n wrote:
August 5th, 2019, 6:34 pm
George Hejna wrote:
August 5th, 2019, 4:56 pm

Best meal of the weekend was on the ultra exclusive "terrace restaurant" of some good friends.

George
I love that place
moi aussi. But nobody goes there anymore, it's too crowded.
by Matt Fleming
August 4th, 2019, 8:32 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Some random thoughts, mainly about alcohol...
Replies: 145
Views: 7039

Re: Some random thoughts, mainly about alcohol...

Interesting thread. I read most of the posts and didn't notice a reference to one possible source to the original complaint: blood pressure. If you are experiencing headaches after eating and drinking, hypertension might be a cause. Even for those of you who think your are fit, but especially if you...
by Matt Fleming
August 2nd, 2019, 12:07 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Chicago Restaurant Thread
Replies: 660
Views: 35440

Re: Chicago Restaurant Thread

Michael Klein wrote:
July 31st, 2019, 1:57 pm
meant to post this earlier this week - but it looks like Jade Court is closed indefinitely after the owner passed away. Sad. Great spot and I hope it finds a way to re-open.
wow, sad news. rest in peace.
by Matt Fleming
July 29th, 2019, 9:38 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Who's going to wear the black hat?
Replies: 121
Views: 4628

Re: Who's going to wear the black hat?

Gary York wrote:
July 29th, 2019, 9:07 am
So we know the color of the hat. But do you get to pick the style and material? And what about size? Nothing worse than an ill-fitting hat.
what size would a pin head wear?
by Matt Fleming
July 27th, 2019, 6:47 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Chinon and Saumur
Replies: 20
Views: 1125

Re: Chinon and Saumur

Bumping this thread as the CFO and I will be staying in Saumur for the first week of September (first time to this region). Looking for rec's for wine tastings/wine experiences as well as touristy stuff. Must do's and must misses, pleasant surprises and disappointments. Also curious to hear from Ch...
by Matt Fleming
July 25th, 2019, 3:22 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Burgundy is dead at retail
Replies: 91
Views: 6763

Re: Burgundy is dead at retail

Alan Eden wrote:
December 25th, 2018, 4:36 pm
I know im going to get attacked ...
..and that was the point.

Are all of these bumps supposed to rehabilitate the recently departed? The only way to get discussion going around here was to insult and incite? That doesn't speak well of the concept.
by Matt Fleming
July 20th, 2019, 7:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2017 Baudry
Replies: 22
Views: 1607

Re: 2017 Baudry

Got my hands on a case of 2017 Grezeaux on Friday. I do like the Croix Boissee, but the Grezeaux is such a value! I have very little tasting experience with Cab Franc, but I am interested in trying some and Baudry's gets some good words here. Do you think the Grezeaux will likely provide you drinki...
by Matt Fleming
July 20th, 2019, 3:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2017 Baudry
Replies: 22
Views: 1607

Re: 2017 Baudry

My agent just contacted me with their 2017 Baudry offer. Prices seems to be up, but only a few $ per bottle. For the Grezeaux I paid $40CAD/$30USD for the 2016's last year. Looks like the 2017 will be $44CAD/$33USD. I think the value is still there, even though prices are steadily increasing. I bri...
by Matt Fleming
July 17th, 2019, 7:20 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Burgundy prices - valuation - investment
Replies: 37
Views: 4818

Re: Burgundy prices - valuation - investment

In my opinion, it’s simply tight supply and demand curves tipped by Asian demand and fueled by more published Burgundy critics than ever before. Twenty years ago, there were Tanzer and Coates, few using Parker-Rovani for Burgundy. Now, with Meadows, Gilman, Galloni, Kolm, and others coupled with el...
by Matt Fleming
July 15th, 2019, 8:01 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Mark Squires' BB to close for good - UPDATED (WA sold to Michelin)
Replies: 258
Views: 15061

Re: Mark Squires' BB to close for good

as Suckling's incredible financial success despite his buffoonery will attest, is where the money and future of wine activity lies for wine reviewing outfits. (Indeed, Suckling has let his reviewing activities languish while focusing on events, and events now dominate WA's efforts as well, while Ga...
by Matt Fleming
July 15th, 2019, 7:52 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Lunch with 6 champagnes, 9 white Burgundy and 2 desert wines
Replies: 27
Views: 2219

Re: Lunch with 6 champagnes, 9 white Burgundy and 2 desert wines

henri-boillot_MONOPOLE.jpg For some reason, I had always thought of Henri Boillot as more of a negociant - I had no idea that the family owned an entire vineyard. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monopole_%28wine%29 I tried searching, but I couldn't find much about the history of the domaine. Berry Br...
by Matt Fleming
July 8th, 2019, 3:40 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Paris or Lyon
Replies: 33
Views: 1866

Re: Paris or Lyon

Both cities can be great, but the best spots are off the beaten path. We'd all like this to be true, but really, it isn't. And even if you could string together a great list of off-the-beaten-path places, you'd spend an entire season just getting from one to the other. While that's a great trip in ...
by Matt Fleming
July 8th, 2019, 3:37 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Paris or Lyon
Replies: 33
Views: 1866

Re: Paris or Lyon

Question for those who’ve been to both. I’ll be going back to Paris but am considering stopping in Lyon for a few days. Which is a better city for great wine lists in restaurants and great wine retail shops? Any recommendations would be appreciated. Thanks! Since you mention a side trip, I'll offer...
by Matt Fleming
July 6th, 2019, 4:53 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Eating, drinking and buying some wine in Paris and Lyon
Replies: 18
Views: 2090

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

A quick note: a visit this May confirmed that Monsieur le caviste of Caves du Marais (Rue François Miron) is à la retraite définitive. . I'll miss the place as I always learned a little and found great bottles I might have missed otherwise. The shop still looks perfectly set up for the next propriet...
by Matt Fleming
July 1st, 2019, 10:56 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Mark Squires' BB to close for good - UPDATED (WA sold to Michelin)
Replies: 258
Views: 15061

Re: Mark Squires' BB to close for good

Jeremy C wrote:
July 1st, 2019, 10:47 am
For those of us who were not part of that board, how did it compare (during its heyday) to this one?
Some of the participants over there drank rather surprising amounts of '45 Mouton-Rothschild (l’année de revoir). And surprising amounts of pre-1960 Ponsot Clos St. Denis.
by Matt Fleming
June 28th, 2019, 12:14 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Chicago Restaurant Thread
Replies: 660
Views: 35440

Re: Chicago Restaurant Thread

Keith A k e r s wrote:
June 24th, 2019, 10:06 am
https://chicago.eater.com/2019/6/24/187 ... restaurant




Looks like Duffy is about to be back in a big way
combining twee with decadence.
by Matt Fleming
June 21st, 2019, 7:45 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Yearly Budget
Replies: 43
Views: 2058

Re: Yearly Budget

current market value of one bottle, '99 La Tache minus release price.
by Matt Fleming
June 18th, 2019, 2:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Cellar Management Systems that Map Bottle Locations
Replies: 10
Views: 1036

Re: Cellar Management Systems that Map Bottle Locations

If you are looking for something more robust than the slotting function within CellarTracker!, why not just contact JDA and use SpacePlanning? This is already completely built out and quite capable of taking a dump from CellarTracker>>Excel>>JDA and almost instantly rendering an interactive 3D cella...
by Matt Fleming
June 16th, 2019, 10:58 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Chicago Restaurant Thread
Replies: 660
Views: 35440

Re: Chicago Restaurant Thread

Um, yeah, f him.
by Matt Fleming
June 14th, 2019, 1:48 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1999 Philipponnat Champagne Brut Clos des Goisses (France, Champagne)
Replies: 10
Views: 609

Re: TN: 1999 Philipponnat Champagne Brut Clos des Goisses (France, Champagne)

As to the question of 96 v 99, go with the 99. It is great wine. I've never been a fan of the 96.
by Matt Fleming
June 14th, 2019, 12:48 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Milwaukee Wine shopping
Replies: 2
Views: 1883

Re: Milwaukee Wine shopping

Waterford on Brady is worth a stop. The neighborhood offers other things to do as well, so it can be more than a suburban type of drive up, drive out.
by Matt Fleming
June 12th, 2019, 5:10 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Another stupid poll about wine drinking
Replies: 56
Views: 2641

Re: Another stupid poll about wine drinking

Dennis Atick wrote:
June 12th, 2019, 3:51 am
Kudos on an accurate title for your thread [cheers.gif]
Quite often the operative word!
by Matt Fleming
June 9th, 2019, 2:12 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TNs: some Frenchies -- Tempier, Tremblay, C. Bouchard, Montille
Replies: 8
Views: 1344

Re: TNs: some Frenchies -- Tempier, Tremblay, C. Bouchard, Montille

Some bottles from last week, in ranked order: Roses de Jeanne / Bouchard Champagne Inflorescence Blanc de Noirs Côte de Val Vilaine NV: Disgorged 2016. This underwhelmed. Bright and citrusy but just seemed lightweight to me. I wanted a bit more vinous, red-fruited ballast. I'm going to toss this ou...
by Matt Fleming
June 8th, 2019, 2:43 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: The new Carrieres de Lumieres show is Van Gogh
Replies: 30
Views: 1214

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 Matt Fleming
June 8th, 2019, 2:32 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: The new Carrieres de Lumieres show is Van Gogh
Replies: 30
Views: 1214

Re: The new Carrieres de Lumieres show is Van Gogh

matt great slide show-it runs thru dec 2020 so we were intending on going back next yr-but u may have changed our minds. Plus I have some wine being held by a friend in St Remy. Last yrs show featured Stairway to Heaven as the final song-by orchestra. They really do a fantastic job of digital editi...
by Matt Fleming
June 8th, 2019, 2:29 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: The new Carrieres de Lumieres show is Van Gogh
Replies: 30
Views: 1214

Re: The new Carrieres de Lumieres show is Van Gogh

on parking-if u go via the route to the west of St Remy and drop down Les Alpilles there is plenty of parking by the side of the road-especially in the morning. Most people go S out of St Remy which is very much the tourist route. Go in the morning and then have lunch at Chateau des Alpilles outdoo...
by Matt Fleming
May 23rd, 2019, 1:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1978 Château Margaux (France, Bordeaux, Médoc, Margaux)
Replies: 11
Views: 845

Re: TN: 1978 Château Margaux (France, Bordeaux, Médoc, Margaux)

1978 Château Margaux - France, Bordeaux, Médoc, Margaux (5/18/2019) A beautiful, highly perfumed nose of violets, rose petals, tobacco, briary red fruits, cedar and truffle. The palate is elegant and nicely balanced. There's a core of sweet fruit and plenty of cedar and earth. There's a hint of lea...
by Matt Fleming
May 23rd, 2019, 1:13 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: The new Carrieres de Lumieres show is Van Gogh
Replies: 30
Views: 1214

Re: The new Carrieres de Lumieres show is Van Gogh

Chris Blum wrote:
May 22nd, 2019, 5:16 am
What lens did you use?
Canon 16-35 f4, which I am pretty sure is still the step below their L glass (and frankly after borrowing a friend's, I don't think the L is worth the price bump for the wide angle). cf / chimp.
by Matt Fleming
May 22nd, 2019, 5:06 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: The new Carrieres de Lumieres show is Van Gogh
Replies: 30
Views: 1214

Re: The new Carrieres de Lumieres show is Van Gogh

We visited last week and can highly recommend this as well. Awesome experience. Can be a bit disorienting to start depending on the lighting (near total darkness when we first entered) and the uneven quarry floors as you walk around, but we got used to it quickly and became totally immersed in the ...
by Matt Fleming
May 9th, 2019, 2:49 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Why do Americans eat cheese before a meal ?
Replies: 42
Views: 1669

Re: Why do Americans eat cheese before a meal ?

Joe Dulworth wrote:
May 9th, 2019, 11:04 am
Don't know where you're getting your intel on
...anything worth a damn.
by Matt Fleming
May 9th, 2019, 3:03 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Best Area in Paris for Bistros
Replies: 20
Views: 942

Re: Best Area in Paris for Bistros

Yes, Madame Corinne at le Terroir is exemplary as a proprietor. Warm lobster salad with a saffron dressing, 1/2 bottle of Lamy's Princee (new cuvee to me). Perfect. I had a huge lunch, so just resolved to come back in a few days, despite staying in Dijon. Next dinner might have been better -- veal, ...
by Matt Fleming
May 8th, 2019, 11:44 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Best Area in Paris for Bistros
Replies: 20
Views: 942

Re: Best Area in Paris for Bistros

Been there 6 or 7 times Matt, never had a bad experience. Food is carefully sourced and cooked well. Wine-list is excellent and I have always received warm and efficient service. Your mileage did vary. Jeremy, Indeed! Europcar seemed to assign you a VW Polo and me a '74 Pontiac Grand Ville. the onl...
by Matt Fleming
May 7th, 2019, 12:46 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Best Area in Paris for Bistros
Replies: 20
Views: 942

Re: Best Area in Paris for Bistros

Le Bon Georges is fantastic. After a meal tonight, and considering the price, I give le Bon Georges a very hard pass. Sometimes indifferent service, sometimes ignorant, sometimes flat out rude. Entree and plat principal were OK, dessert and cheese course good, maybe better. Wine selection, eh. The ...
by Matt Fleming
May 3rd, 2019, 7:47 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: The new Carrieres de Lumieres show is Van Gogh
Replies: 30
Views: 1214

Re: The new Carrieres de Lumieres show is Van Gogh

I had never heard about this. I'm now debating changing my vacation plans to try and make it to Provence. If you are adjusting travel plans, make sure and check to see if one of their "soiree" nights is within your time frame. I really enjoyed taking photos of the Van Gogh. Do you have a link to th...
by Matt Fleming
May 2nd, 2019, 12:45 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: The new Carrieres de Lumieres show is Van Gogh
Replies: 30
Views: 1214

Re: The new Carrieres de Lumieres show is Van Gogh

Jay Miller wrote:
May 2nd, 2019, 6:50 am
I had never heard about this. I'm now debating changing my vacation plans to try and make it to Provence.
If you are adjusting travel plans, make sure and check to see if one of their "soiree" nights is within your time frame. I really enjoyed taking photos of the Van Gogh.
by Matt Fleming
May 2nd, 2019, 5:00 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Best Area in Paris for Bistros
Replies: 20
Views: 942

Re: Best Area in Paris for Bistros

Method: find excellent accommodations near the entrance to a metro stop with excellent correspondences. Voila.
by Matt Fleming
May 2nd, 2019, 4:55 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Top 5 burgs you would store for the next 10 years
Replies: 47
Views: 2769

Re: Top 5 burgs you would store for the next 10 years

I'll give a quick response: get to know which terroirs / lieu-dits in Echezeaux and Corton produce good wine. Then discover domaines that match your taste. You'll find good or very good wine, easily capable of aging. There will be a reasonably large number of domaines producing bottles under the $12...
by Matt Fleming
April 29th, 2019, 6:05 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Burgundy restaurants?
Replies: 12
Views: 947

Re: Burgundy restaurants?

le Chambolle = pretty good, open for lunch on Mondays, which can be useful. Good wine list concentrating on the village. Plenty of half bottles. Excellent cheese course.
by Matt Fleming
April 27th, 2019, 1:33 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: The new Carrieres de Lumieres show is Van Gogh
Replies: 30
Views: 1214

Re: The new Carrieres de Lumieres show is Van Gogh

Definitely get your tickets ahead of time. Print them up, too. Cell / portable reception can be spotty.

I'd recommend the final viewing time as you don't overlap (as much) with earlier groups and parking around les Baux-de-Provence can be...interesting.
by Matt Fleming
April 26th, 2019, 12:54 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Burgundy restaurants?
Replies: 12
Views: 947

Re: Burgundy restaurants?

Tony C wrote:
April 26th, 2019, 10:40 am
Going to Burgundy in May. Not looking for 3 Michelin star restaurant.

Any recommendations?

Thanks
Le Terroir in Santenay, Chez Leon in Dijon.
by Matt Fleming
April 26th, 2019, 2:37 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: The new Carrieres de Lumieres show is Van Gogh
Replies: 30
Views: 1214

Re: The new Carrieres de Lumieres show is Van Gogh

Indeed, fascinating viewing. the relationship between viewer and art is quite changed. I would think this isn't the primary way to view Van Gogh, but it is a fresh, fun, engaging way. https://pbase.com/b5qphotos/image/169109800.jpg https://pbase.com/b5qphotos/image/169109801.jpg https://pbase.com/b5...
by Matt Fleming
April 25th, 2019, 6:27 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best wine stores in Paris and Beaune
Replies: 32
Views: 2416

Re: Best wine stores in Paris and Beaune

Paris Fun to look: https://www.lavinia.fr/fr https://www.caves-legrand.com/en/paris Where I buy: http://www.ambassadedebourgogne.com/index.php/en/ http://www.cavesauge.com/ https://www.lagrandeepicerie.com/en/cave-1/ When will you be in Paris? I'll second Ambassade. If you don't see something displ...
by Matt Fleming
April 21st, 2019, 5:06 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Does Cognac eventually go bad ?
Replies: 17
Views: 1433

Re: Does Cognac eventually go bad ?

"bad"? no. Everything experiences oxidation.
by Matt Fleming
April 21st, 2019, 5:04 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: We pay 30% more to buy to buy a bottle of Taylor Port in the US.
Replies: 17
Views: 1211

Re: We pay 30% more to buy to buy a bottle of Taylor Port in the US.

alan weinberg wrote:
April 20th, 2019, 11:13 am
lots of stuff for which we pay more than 100% more than in Europe. It’s the joys of the 3 tier system.
yup, the thread title is close to a non-sequitor. Agrapart in Paris 40% cheaper! to nobodies surprise.

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