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by Michael Bowden
October 17th, 2019, 11:30 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Canlis for dinner this evening.........
Replies: 22
Views: 745

Re: Canlis for dinner this evening.........

Doug Lee wrote:
October 17th, 2019, 8:00 am
Andy,

I'd be tempted to bring my own, but don't know the corkage fee at Canlis these days.
I believe it is $10 per person with a 3 bottle max per table.

I was there earlier this month - it was okay but nothing special - most certainly not rushing back.
by Michael Bowden
October 8th, 2019, 6:52 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: US to impose 25% tariff on European wine, cheese, etc.
Replies: 407
Views: 19768

Re: US to impose 25% tariff on European wine, cheese, etc.

A 25% increase in price due to tariffs will result in a 25% increase in retail price, sometimes somewhat modified by producers and importers (but not wholesalers and retailers) tightening their belts. Wholesalers and retailers, rather than cut margins, will simply steer their customers to wines not...
by Michael Bowden
September 30th, 2019, 5:44 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Paris 3 Star Michelin Lunch recs
Replies: 47
Views: 3005

Re: Paris 3 Star Michelin Lunch recs

K_F_o_l_e_y wrote:
September 30th, 2019, 5:41 pm
The only 3 Star I've been to in Paris is Guy Savoy, but we had a lovely lunch there several years ago. Very old school compared to other 3 Stars I've been to (all in the US).
How was Inn at Little Washington? It's the only 3* in the US that I haven't dined at.
by Michael Bowden
September 30th, 2019, 11:12 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Fourrier Bourgogne - Are there both domain and negociant versions?
Replies: 14
Views: 913

Re: Fourrier Bourgogne - Are there both domain and negociant versions?

Per BH - There has been a Jean-Marie (aka negociant) version since 2013. No notes on any other (red) Bourgognes from Fourrier.
by Michael Bowden
September 30th, 2019, 8:28 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: 50 Top Pizzeria Europe and North America
Replies: 14
Views: 725

Re: 50 Top Pizzeria Europe and North America

On lists like these I wish they put them on a map (would make planning a trip much easier, especially in a different country/continent).
by Michael Bowden
September 25th, 2019, 4:21 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Paris 3 Star Michelin Lunch recs
Replies: 47
Views: 3005

Re: Paris 3 Star Michelin Lunch recs

Nobody mentioned L'Atelier de Joël Robuchon and I can understand why. I was very disappointed in my experience, because I had an epic experience at their London establishment. As someone who grew up in Europe and spent a lot of time in Paris I don't like to be pegged as a dumb tourist and certainly...
by Michael Bowden
September 25th, 2019, 6:10 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Haynes Vineyard Sold
Replies: 8
Views: 842

Re: Hayne Vineyard Sold

*Haynes, not Hayne which is famous for Turley Zin
by Michael Bowden
September 2nd, 2019, 12:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Brian Devine Cellar
Replies: 43
Views: 3537

Re: The Brian Devine Cellar

$30,515 for '05 Leroy Musigny? [scratch.gif] Lowest price (retail) in America and 3rd lowest in world right now. The 2nd lowest is just a few hundred cheaper. How is this a head scratcher for you? This is one of the rarest wines in Burgundy and is highly sought after for collectors due to that as w...
by Michael Bowden
August 26th, 2019, 12:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 10843
Views: 393259

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

1985 Jacquesson Signature
1985 Pol Roger Sir Winston Churchill
2001 Coche Dury Meursault
2011 Coche Dury Meursault
2012 Coche Dury Meursault
1997 Coche Dury Meursault 1er Perrieres
1996 Bouchard Montrachet
2016 Bouchard Montrachet
1964 Jacques Parent Meursault 1er Charmes
by Michael Bowden
August 11th, 2019, 10:23 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 10843
Views: 393259

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

Over the last 2 nights - 2009 Philipponat Clos des Goisses 2014 Raveneau Chablis Montee de Tonnerre 1992 Pierre Morey Meursault 1er Perrieres 1991 Sylvain Cathiard Vosne Romanee 1er Reignots - Corked 2001 Truchot Clos de la Roche 1991 Meo Camuzet Clos Vougeot 1955 Latour Clos Vougeot 1991 Michel Ni...
by Michael Bowden
August 9th, 2019, 3:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 10843
Views: 393259

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

Over the last 2 nights - 2009 Philipponat Clos des Goisses 2014 Raveneau Chablis Montee de Tonnerre 1992 Pierre Morey Meursault 1er Perrieres 1991 Sylvain Cathiard Vosne Romanee 1er Reignots - Corked 2001 Truchot Clos de la Roche 1991 Meo Camuzet Clos Vougeot 1955 Latour Clos Vougeot 1991 Michel Nie...
by Michael Bowden
July 26th, 2019, 8:41 pm
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Seville/Sevilla
Replies: 12
Views: 1247

Re: Seville/Sevilla

Has anybody done a tour at 5J or another producer in the area?

https://www.cincojotas.com/
by Michael Bowden
July 26th, 2019, 8:36 pm
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Seville/Sevilla
Replies: 12
Views: 1247

Re: Seville/Sevilla

Peter,

Thank you for that amount of information and detail - it will be greatly appreciated in the planning process!
by Michael Bowden
July 22nd, 2019, 2:28 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Paris 3 Star Michelin Lunch recs
Replies: 47
Views: 3005

Re: Paris 3 Star Michelin Lunch recs

Nobody mentioned L'Atelier de Joël Robuchon and I can understand why. I was very disappointed in my experience, because I had an epic experience at their London establishment. As someone who grew up in Europe and spent a lot of time in Paris I don't like to be pegged as a dumb tourist and certainly...
by Michael Bowden
July 21st, 2019, 6:13 am
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Seville/Sevilla
Replies: 12
Views: 1247

Re: Seville/Sevilla

Juan has family is in Sevilla, I can ask them the best restaurants to do to. Sevilla is an exquisite little city. How long might you be there and do you know where you will be staying? Most likely 2-3 days - still looking at hotels places to stay, while hotel is TBD as of now I'm leaning towards th...
by Michael Bowden
July 20th, 2019, 7:44 pm
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Seville/Sevilla
Replies: 12
Views: 1247

Seville/Sevilla

Most likely headed there with a group later this Fall/Winter - Need some assistance on restaurants, wine lists, cultural can miss, etc... Any help is greatly appreciated. I'm just starting some research myself but any help from a fellow WB'er would be very much appreciated. Guess is that we'll be th...
by Michael Bowden
July 20th, 2019, 7:24 pm
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: PSA- Hotel Maria Cristina in San Sebastián, Spain
Replies: 33
Views: 2062

Re: PSA- Hotel Maria Cristina in San Sebastián, Spain

It's a great property and I'd highly recommend it - I've done the drive from Bilbao and taken the bus from Biarritz - both easy but I think the Biarritz option might be easier.
by Michael Bowden
July 12th, 2019, 7:46 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Paris 3 Star Michelin Lunch recs
Replies: 47
Views: 3005

Re: Paris 3 Star Michelin Lunch recs

Laurent Gibet wrote:
July 12th, 2019, 7:34 am
Try l'Astrance (Pascal Barbot)
Should be noted that this is a 2* - They lost their 3rd star last year

Only reason I mention this is because OP was asking for a 3 star
by Michael Bowden
July 9th, 2019, 3:55 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Paris 3 Star Michelin Lunch recs
Replies: 47
Views: 3005

Re: Paris 3 Star Michelin Lunch recs

I had a lovely lunch at Le Pre Catelan two or so years ago and I'd go back. It's a beautiful room that delivers that 3* opulence type of vibe - solid wine list and lovely staff. Went to L'Ambrosie earlier this year for lunch and while I enjoyed it, it's all a la carte, $, big portions (you get what ...
by Michael Bowden
June 28th, 2019, 11:51 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Good thing I’m paying corkage.
Replies: 17
Views: 2357

Re: Good thing I’m paying corkage.

I'd love to sell them one of my Old Sparky's that cost $400. Yikes > $2000 on the list. I often wonder if wine prices can be negotiated. I'd think at the 4 figure level there's wiggle room, but you probably have to call ahead. Anyone ever try this? ' As I recall there was a thread on it somewhere -...
by Michael Bowden
June 4th, 2019, 1:11 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Maris Piper potatoes.....roger
Replies: 19
Views: 1454

Re: Maris Piper potatoes.....roger

Not the Maris Piper but some $ potatoes -

https://www.greatbigstory.com/stories/t ... ?xrs=CNNHP
by Michael Bowden
May 2nd, 2019, 11:29 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Official kitchen knife thread
Replies: 634
Views: 49095

Re: Official kitchen knife thread

Possibly the best $15 kitchen knife . . . Mercer Culinary M23210 Millennia 10-Inch Wide Wavy Edge Bread Knife. My wife is a tough critic of knives and she loves this one. I am not as critical as she is but I like it too, especially for slicing baguettes. FWIW. Can you put it in the dishwasher? You ...
by Michael Bowden
April 25th, 2019, 4:41 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Hosting a Hi Fi Club meeting, what to cook?
Replies: 18
Views: 803

Re: Hosting a Hi Fi Club meeting, what to cook?

They listened to stuff from Meatloaf, Fiona Apple, Phish, and Humble Pie. Then they got into an argument about whether cables matter and someone got a shotgun blast of Salt-n-Pepa to the face. Anton is freaking out because his homeowners policy won't cover it and he no longer sees retirement in his...
by Michael Bowden
April 22nd, 2019, 5:29 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Hosting a Hi Fi Club meeting, what to cook?
Replies: 18
Views: 803

Re: Hosting a Hi Fi Club meeting, what to cook?

Tom G l a s g o w wrote:
April 22nd, 2019, 3:26 pm
Anton, all the time you spend here and leave us hanging?
Maybe he didn't want to toot his own horn? No reason to amp things up.
by Michael Bowden
April 4th, 2019, 12:06 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: San Sebastian
Replies: 114
Views: 8228

Re: San Sebastian

Loved Berasategui - went for lunch (best way to do a 3* IMHO, especially in SS). One of the better/best 3*'s I've been to (and I've been to a fair amount).
by Michael Bowden
March 11th, 2019, 4:43 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Cat Cora storms out of Alinea: looks like a chef with too strong a sense of entitlement.
Replies: 26
Views: 2176

Re: Cat Cora storms out of Alinea: looks like a chef with too strong a sense of entitlement.

From her website - Cat has opened more than 18 restaurants across the United States and globally, highlighting her platform on health, wellness and sustainability. Cat Cora’s Kitchen, located in numerous airport locations throughout the U.S., Cat Cora’s Taproom located in the Detroit Metro Airport, ...
by Michael Bowden
March 10th, 2019, 5:40 pm
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Flight Itinerary Question- Second Leg
Replies: 13
Views: 618

Re: Flight Itinerary Question- Second Leg

One worry is if there are IRROPS, you might get pushed to a JFK and not have an ATL connection to hop off of -
by Michael Bowden
March 8th, 2019, 2:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 10843
Views: 393259

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

Any general comments? Surprises? Standouts? Overall an excellent tasting with some highs and lows (as expected with this many wines). In general - Fourrier had the most distinctive nose, Laurent was oak laden, Rousseau was the softest (lighter in style w/ lots of finesse), Jadot and Clair were both...
by Michael Bowden
March 5th, 2019, 7:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 10843
Views: 393259

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

Friday to Sunday 2006 Taittinger Comtes de Champagne Rose 2007 Bollinger Grand Annee Rose 2013 Bruno Clair Morey Saint Denis En la Rue de Vergy 2008 Bruno Clair Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cazetiers 2013 Jadot Montrachet 2008 Bruno Clair Chambertin Clos de Beze 2005 Jadot Latricieres Chambertin 2005 Jado...
by Michael Bowden
March 5th, 2019, 6:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 10843
Views: 393259

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

Friday to Sunday 2006 Taittinger Comtes de Champagne Rose 2007 Bollinger Grand Annee Rose 2013 Bruno Clair Morey Saint Denis En la Rue de Vergy 2008 Bruno Clair Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cazetiers 2013 Jadot Montrachet 2008 Bruno Clair Chambertin Clos de Beze 2005 Jadot Latricieres Chambertin 2005 Jadot...
by Michael Bowden
February 26th, 2019, 2:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Consignment - Legal ?? How to Do It?
Replies: 9
Views: 856

Re: Wine Consignment - Legal ?? How to Do It?

AFAIK, not legal anywhere in the US. U.S. Code Title 27. INTOXICATING LIQUORS Chapter 8. FEDERAL ALCOHOL ADMINISTRATION ACT Subchapter I. FEDERAL ALCOHOL ADMINISTRATION Section 205. Unfair competition and unlawful practices It shall be unlawful for any person engaged in business as a distiller, bre...
by Michael Bowden
February 26th, 2019, 1:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Jadot Beze Vertical
Replies: 9
Views: 899

Re: Jadot Beze Vertical

Jay Miller wrote:
February 25th, 2019, 5:20 pm
If I remember the timing correctly the 1985 would have been made by Clair Dau but bottled by Jadot. It should be fantastic.
Jay, I'll try to get a firm answer on that this weekend. I'll be with some people who will know.
by Michael Bowden
February 24th, 2019, 7:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Jadot Beze Vertical
Replies: 9
Views: 899

Re: Jadot Beze Vertical

Jorge_Mederos wrote:
February 24th, 2019, 6:41 pm
It is interesting because I understand Jadot purchased the vineyard in 1985.
It was a lease from when they acquired Clair-Dau - ended in 2005 and the "contract" went back to Domaine Bruno Clair.
by Michael Bowden
February 22nd, 2019, 7:17 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Salt Lake City Dinner Recs?
Replies: 10
Views: 939

Re: Salt Lake City Dinner Recs?

Utah is famous for Fry Sauce. (amongst things already mentioned)
by Michael Bowden
February 20th, 2019, 2:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 10843
Views: 393259

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

Karl K wrote:
February 20th, 2019, 1:41 pm
1988 Mugneret Clos Vougeot
Mugneret Gibourg?
Mongeard Mugneret?
Denis Mugneret?
Dominique Mugneret?
by Michael Bowden
February 18th, 2019, 12:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 10843
Views: 393259

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

by Michael Bowden
February 17th, 2019, 4:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 10843
Views: 393259

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

2014 Coche Dury Meursault
2006 Cedric Bouchard Roses de Jeanne La Haute-Lemblée
by Michael Bowden
January 29th, 2019, 9:05 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Bern's Reservation Question
Replies: 25
Views: 1538

Re: Bern's Reservation Question

Thanks for the advice, Michael. Is it the full menu and full wine list in the bar, or limited? Full menu. As Robert mentioned - physically sitting at the bar is an option but there are real tables just past the bar also (those are the first come first serve seats). Lots of caviar options on the men...
by Michael Bowden
January 29th, 2019, 11:03 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Bern's Reservation Question
Replies: 25
Views: 1538

Re: Bern's Reservation Question

The bar is first come first serve but unless you are there when/before they open you'll be waiting. (but it might be better than starting at 10pm).

You can always ask for earlier but it's a popular restaurant and many don't cancel.

Staff is regularly there until late, you won't be an exception.
by Michael Bowden
January 20th, 2019, 2:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 1999 Vogue - Chambolle - Pre cru
Replies: 3
Views: 408

Re: 1999 Vogue - Chambolle - Pre cru

Just had the '93 Chambolle village last week and I found it to be getting close to hitting peak with at least 25 years left to go. It was just as you are describing this wine as well with dark fruits, crystalline focus and purity with a velvety texture and seamlessness that left me in awe of its hu...
by Michael Bowden
January 17th, 2019, 6:55 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: L'Ambroisie still great?
Replies: 11
Views: 778

Re: L'Ambroisie still great?

So, just to follow up in this thread I was there earlier this week and had a very good to great meal. The food is very well executed but as others have stated it is a la carte only, the potions are sizeable and it definitely leans to the classic side over anything new and innovative. Everything I ha...
by Michael Bowden
January 9th, 2019, 6:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Domaine Faiveley Clos des Cortons Faiveley Vertical ATL with Erwan Faiveley
Replies: 34
Views: 2684

Re: Domaine Faiveley Clos des Cortons Faiveley Vertical ATL with Erwan Faiveley

FYI - if you are a BH subscriber he has written up this event in the newly released Issue 73. Pages 208-216.
by Michael Bowden
December 29th, 2018, 12:50 pm
Forum: BYO Forum - Wine at Restaurants
Topic: Atlanta
Replies: 337
Views: 39934

Re: Atlanta

$25 at AIX (there might be a limit on # of bottles but I'm not sure).
by Michael Bowden
December 22nd, 2018, 12:26 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: What’s your go-to sauce for Filet Mignon?
Replies: 27
Views: 1125

Re: What’s your go-to sauce for Filet Mignon?

Sherri S h a p i r o wrote:
December 12th, 2018, 4:55 pm
https://www.cookstr.com/recipes/horseradish-cream-sauce

Horseradish and mustard cream sauce from the Silver Palate cookbook. Delicious!
Is this better if made a few days before or should it be day of, etc...?
by Michael Bowden
November 26th, 2018, 2:32 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: ISO - Random Clos St. Jacques, Morey Bussieres - *UPDATED*
Replies: 8
Views: 1131

Re: ISO - Random Clos St. Jacques, Morey Bussieres - *UPDATED*

Robert.A.Jr. wrote:
November 26th, 2018, 1:57 pm
Not CSJ, but some other 1999s by Dominique Laurent:

https://www.b-21.com/searchwine.asp
Thanks but I need the CSJ for a CSJ specific tasting.
by Michael Bowden
November 26th, 2018, 9:10 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: ISO - Random Clos St. Jacques, Morey Bussieres - *UPDATED*
Replies: 8
Views: 1131

Re: ISO - Random Clos St. Jacques, Morey Bussieres - *UPDATED*

Well, it's been about a year so I figured a bump would be good - updated list in 1st post.

86 Jadot would be lovely....

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