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by Michael Bowden
September 2nd, 2020, 11:22 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Snoop Cali Red
Replies: 27
Views: 1702

Re: Snoop Cali Red

Snoops is spreading his alcohol seed - Wine, Gin, Beer




by Michael Bowden
August 28th, 2020, 12:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: WINE ABBREVIATION
Replies: 17
Views: 844

Re: WINE ABBREVIATION

joejolesch wrote:
August 26th, 2020, 7:47 pm

BdM - Brunello di Montalcino
If you're into Burgundy -

BdM - Bonneau du Martray
by Michael Bowden
August 13th, 2020, 12:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Most bottles of a single wine from one vintage in your cellar
Replies: 241
Views: 11490

Re: Most bottles of a single wine from one vintage in your cellar

Mont Stern wrote:
August 4th, 2020, 3:34 am
I ended up buying a barrel of Volnay 1er cru Dr. Muteau in the 2018 Hospices de Beaune auction in 2018 so that will be my biggest holding when I actually import it. Keeping my fingers crossed the tariffs will be repealed. Prior to that cases were the most of any wine.
Who did the elevage?
by Michael Bowden
August 13th, 2020, 12:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Most bottles of a single wine from one vintage in your cellar
Replies: 241
Views: 11490

Re: Most bottles of a single wine from one vintage in your cellar

I remember when I first got into wine I was told Cornas not only didn’t age but died prematurely. Then we had a bottle of 20 year old Jaboulet from an off vintage, 1973, recommended by a sommelier at Girardet, an amazing but sadly defunct 3 star restaurant in Switzerland. I may had better meals sin...
by Michael Bowden
August 5th, 2020, 11:39 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Where's The 2008 Taittinger Comtes de Champagne BdB?
Replies: 137
Views: 7868

Re: Where's The 2008 Taittinger Comtes de Champagne BdB?

Mark Golodetz wrote:
August 5th, 2020, 6:01 am
This is not a product that you can generally raise prices 50% and hope to get away with it.
Also it's not like they only have a few hundred cases to sell....
by Michael Bowden
July 20th, 2020, 6:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: US 25% tariff on European wines; 100% "digital" tariff on French products called off for the moment
Replies: 1438
Views: 87584

Re: US 25% tariff on European wines; 100% "digital" tariff on French products called off for the moment

FWIW, pretty much all of the actions were pre-decided. My contact at the USTR said the comments are being ignored, as they had already decided what to do. Once decided (or announced I guess) if there are changes will they take effect immediately or will there be a date they start (maybe 1 week, 1 m...
by Michael Bowden
July 6th, 2020, 4:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: CHAMBOLLE-MUSIGNY 1er Cru question
Replies: 51
Views: 4235

Re: CHAMBOLLE-MUSIGNY 1er Cru question

Hi Tom, What do you consider the last vintage of the old Faiveley regime ? Thanks Not Tom but 05/06 are last two old regime Faiveley vintages - big shift in 07. Would you say for the better? Short answer is yes - Longer answer is I think they are drinkable sooner than the previous generation of Fai...
by Michael Bowden
July 6th, 2020, 2:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: CHAMBOLLE-MUSIGNY 1er Cru question
Replies: 51
Views: 4235

Re: CHAMBOLLE-MUSIGNY 1er Cru question

Faiveley Combe D'Orveaux and Fuees under the old regime, sensational and grossly underappreciated wines, Clavelier Combe D'Orveaux, Barthod Veroilles for the Bonnes Mares axis and Remy Derriere La Grange. Hi Tom, What do you consider the last vintage of the old Faiveley regime ? Thanks Not Tom but ...
by Michael Bowden
July 5th, 2020, 8:28 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Taittinger Comtes 2006 has five bottles in a sealed six pack
Replies: 29
Views: 2107

Re: Taittinger Comtes 2006 has five bottles in a sealed six pack

Hmmmm.....I wonder how that happens. I have 8 six packs. Opened 3 so far and all good. Now I feel like checking the others but I'm probably too lazy. This is why I always open packages when they arrive, even if it is just to seal them back up and bury them. You never know. Mistakes happen Also a gr...
by Michael Bowden
July 3rd, 2020, 3:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Domaine producers have only made one variety color EVER?
Replies: 76
Views: 1855

Re: What Domaine producers have only made one variety color EVER?

B. Buzzini wrote:
July 2nd, 2020, 8:39 pm
Henri Jayer
Nope - there was some rose....
by Michael Bowden
July 1st, 2020, 6:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Where's The 2008 Taittinger Comtes de Champagne BdB?
Replies: 137
Views: 7868

Re: Where's The 2008 Taittinger Comtes de Champagne BdB?

Does Taittinger do a late release/RD/Oenotheque/P2/long vieillissement for the CdC?
by Michael Bowden
June 26th, 2020, 5:05 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Anyone use Global Entry Program?
Replies: 528
Views: 36754

Re: Anyone use Global Entry Program?

Tom G l a s g o w wrote:
June 26th, 2020, 3:51 pm
Backdoor into Europa?
Sadly highly doubtful which is going to suck.
by Michael Bowden
May 30th, 2020, 6:28 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: £350 strawberry
Replies: 15
Views: 1537

Re: £350 strawberry

c fu wrote:
May 30th, 2020, 4:06 pm
I finally tried one of those japanese white strawberries and it's one of the best strawberries I've ever eaten.
Had some last year - they are great - not sure if I see the value but really freaking tasty.
by Michael Bowden
May 20th, 2020, 7:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Storing 3L & Larger....
Replies: 33
Views: 1986

Re: Storing 3L & Larger....

Aaron Shearin wrote:
May 20th, 2020, 3:41 pm
How do you pour such large formats?
Siphon into multiple decanters then pour from there.
by Michael Bowden
May 20th, 2020, 1:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Storing 3L & Larger....
Replies: 33
Views: 1986

Re: Storing 3L & Larger....

I haven't seen this topic, so I'm hoping it's new. I've seen a lot of 3L's that when stored on their side, the pressure from the wine on the cork, eventually starts to push out the cork. Has anyone got any suggestions for how to avoid this, or other ideas that may work? For those that do buy this s...
by Michael Bowden
May 19th, 2020, 7:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Storing 3L & Larger....
Replies: 33
Views: 1986

Re: Storing 3L & Larger....

I haven't seen this topic, so I'm hoping it's new. I've seen a lot of 3L's that when stored on their side, the pressure from the wine on the cork, eventually starts to push out the cork. Has anyone got any suggestions for how to avoid this, or other ideas that may work? For those that do buy this s...
by Michael Bowden
May 15th, 2020, 6:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ponsot wines without Laurent?
Replies: 18
Views: 1323

Re: Ponsot wines without Laurent?

alan weinberg wrote:
May 15th, 2020, 4:52 pm
did they go back to a normal closure instead of the stupid plastic thing?
Nope. Mags have natural cork but bottles don't.
by Michael Bowden
May 15th, 2020, 6:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ponsot wines without Laurent?
Replies: 18
Views: 1323

Re: Ponsot wines without Laurent?

Ethan Abraham wrote:
May 15th, 2020, 2:10 pm
Who currently makes the chezeaux/ponsot wines? Presumably it's the domaine, not laurent?
Laurent is.
by Michael Bowden
April 18th, 2020, 2:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: HDH April Burgundy catalogue
Replies: 5
Views: 828

Re: HDH April Burgundy catalogue

FYI on Truchot -

$4,200 hammer for the 1996 Charmes-Chambertin Mag (1 mag) - Estimate 1600-2400
$4,500 hammer for the 1996 Clos de la Roche Mag (1 mag) - Estimate 2000-3000
by Michael Bowden
April 7th, 2020, 1:25 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Bourbon Thread
Replies: 3772
Views: 213147

Re: The Bourbon Thread

Brandon R wrote:
April 7th, 2020, 12:54 pm
Thanks, Michael. I *think* it does.
It's an assumption - but I'd like to know the "official" version also.
by Michael Bowden
April 7th, 2020, 11:41 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Bourbon Thread
Replies: 3772
Views: 213147

Re: The Bourbon Thread

Brandon R wrote:
April 7th, 2020, 8:54 am
ERPark wrote:
March 19th, 2020, 3:45 pm
Bourbon blend dusty haul today.......


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Not familiar. Can you expand? TIA [cheers.gif]
Perhaps his earlier post explains a bit?
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by Michael Bowden
March 26th, 2020, 1:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: HDH April Burgundy catalogue
Replies: 5
Views: 828

Re: HDH April Burgundy catalogue

1600-2400 for the Charmes Mag (1 mag)
2000-3000 for the Clos de la Roche Mag (1 mag)

Both 1996's
by Michael Bowden
March 18th, 2020, 9:00 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: ordering lobster online
Replies: 6
Views: 1762

Re: ordering lobster online

I've had a friend order from here with good results -

https://www.mainelobsternow.com/
by Michael Bowden
March 11th, 2020, 12:54 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: What's your favorite mustard? Fallot mustard photo added.
Replies: 86
Views: 8429

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

Haven't had this but heard some love while listening to a podcast earlier today - anybody with any experience?

https://www.kozliks.com/
by Michael Bowden
March 10th, 2020, 8:08 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2008 Cristal Mags--disgorgement video
Replies: 5
Views: 742

Re: 2008 Cristal Mags--disgorgement video

Where is the disgorgement? All I see is a bottle being turned upside down.
by Michael Bowden
February 13th, 2020, 7:47 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: HARISSA CHICKEN
Replies: 6
Views: 1370

Re: HARISSA CHICKEN

Another option if you want to use up the Harissa

https://www.seriouseats.com/recipes/201 ... rissa.html
by Michael Bowden
February 12th, 2020, 12:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine cellar progress
Replies: 100
Views: 5007

Re: Wine cellar flooring

That room doesn't look big enough......
by Michael Bowden
February 12th, 2020, 11:51 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Cleveland tips?
Replies: 30
Views: 1821

Re: Cleveland tips?

One 'nice' place I would recommend is the Marble Room. It is pricey, but really enjoy the food and the atmosphere is great. I believe this is also an old bank building that's been renovated. My wife an I are actually planning a dinner there next month. If you're a steak lover check out Urban Farmer...
by Michael Bowden
February 9th, 2020, 3:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Question: What pairs well with steak tartare?
Replies: 52
Views: 2583

Re: Question: What pairs well with steak tartare?

Sarah Kirschbaum wrote:
February 7th, 2020, 3:59 am
If it's a classic French steak tartare - that is, not f'kd with by adding too many stupid elements - then rose champagne is the right answer. Preferably a full bodied rose.
Rose Champagne without a doubt - one of my favorite and most underrated pairings.
by Michael Bowden
January 24th, 2020, 6:33 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Noma - Disappointing...... (long)
Replies: 63
Views: 5860

Re: Noma - Disappointing...... (long)

Just had a nice meal at Kadeau - wanted to go to Noma for the seafood menu but I was traveling solo and they discriminate against solo diners....(aka, no reservations for solo diners even though they have seats open). Geranium is a 3* and had a lovely lunch there a few years back - enjoy wherever yo...
by Michael Bowden
December 27th, 2019, 3:08 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Recommend Some Caviar
Replies: 14
Views: 2142

Re: Recommend Some Caviar

Also, I personally stay away from a lot of the Chinese caviar as I find them muddy or in need of being on a dish (basically they show best when paired with other food items I’d guess that’s this is a matter of which ones one is having. I’ve had some fantastic Chinese caviar. I went to a caviar tast...
by Michael Bowden
December 25th, 2019, 8:02 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Recommend Some Caviar
Replies: 14
Views: 2142

Re: Recommend Some Caviar

I've had very solid results from Caviar Star - https://www.caviarstar.com/ Also, I personally stay away from a lot of the Chinese caviar as I find them muddy or in need of being on a dish (basically they show best when paired with other food items). I really enjoy the paddlefish from Caviar Star and...
by Michael Bowden
December 22nd, 2019, 3:30 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Truffled Egg-Yolk Ravioli
Replies: 6
Views: 1632

Re: Truffled Egg-Yolk Ravioli

Betty C wrote:
December 16th, 2019, 11:53 am
If you store eggs with truffles in an airtight container overnight, the egg whites will absorb the truffle aroma. After you use the yolks for the ravioli, you'll have delicious whites for a scramble.
This is the only way to go. Rice is meh and sucks out the moisture.
by Michael Bowden
December 18th, 2019, 3:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: US 25% tariff on European wines; 100% "digital" tariff on French products called off for the moment
Replies: 1438
Views: 87584

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

Mattstolz wrote:
December 18th, 2019, 3:02 pm
got an email from Flickinger today about how to comment on tariffs and reach out to representatives. I'm a little surprised that this isn't an email I've gotten from just about about from just about every website/company that I buy imported wines from.
Zachy's sent out an email also.
by Michael Bowden
December 8th, 2019, 5:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Your lowest Cellartracker Scored Wine in Your Cellar
Replies: 263
Views: 13380

Re: Your lowest Cellartracker Scored Wine in Your Cellar

1983 Louis Jadot Le Montrachet - 68 points (lol)
by Michael Bowden
December 5th, 2019, 9:29 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Le Calandre
Replies: 13
Views: 2279

Re: Le Calandre

could you elaborate on what your issues were going. I agree the wine list lacking big names and his custom made wineglasses have an odd shape. The sommelier (First guy on the left in the first picture ) was fine. I think he that he is not looking for blow away wines as a complement to his food. Jus...
by Michael Bowden
December 5th, 2019, 6:54 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Paulee AMEX pre-sale out
Replies: 47
Views: 3022

Re: Paulee AMEX pre-sale out

Then someone isn't in tune with the market. It might be you, or it might be the winning bidders. Yes, of course that's true. Widgets are worth what someone is willing to pay for them, right? My question was more about whether there's an expectation that you bid on and win something if you're attend...
by Michael Bowden
December 3rd, 2019, 10:09 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Vienna - Steiereck or something else? Aend?
Replies: 15
Views: 2556

Re: Vienna - Steiereck or something else? Aend?

I third the Bitzinger's recommendation. I did have a nice lunch at Restaurant Konstantin Filippou (which Mark recommended in post #10) last year. They are part of the Krug ambassador program so lots of BTG options at very fair prices IMHO. Steiereck wasn't an enjoyable experience for me - service wa...
by Michael Bowden
December 3rd, 2019, 10:00 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Le Calandre
Replies: 13
Views: 2279

Re: Le Calandre

Happy you had a good meal - I was there in Nov of 2017 and thought it to be fairly mediocre and the wine list was thin and also on an iPad which I hate. Per the Pellegrino list - The removal of restaurants off the list is dumb - it's saying they are always at that level which is clearly not the case...
by Michael Bowden
December 1st, 2019, 10:05 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: La Liste - 2019
Replies: 3
Views: 1269

Re: La Liste - 2019

I think my number is 124 - that said - list is off - Hertog Jan is closed (Dec 2018) - Dani Garcia just closed in Nov/Oct of 2019? Le Bernardin
 Martin Berasategui
 L’Arpege
 Restaurant de l’Hotel de ville
 The French Laundry
 La Vague d’Or
 Schwarzwaldstube
 Le Pre Catelan
 L’Assiette champenoise
 ...
by Michael Bowden
November 20th, 2019, 11:44 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Air France - Wine/Alcohol Restriction
Replies: 35
Views: 2344

Re: Air France - Wine/Alcohol Restriction

Frank Z wrote:
November 20th, 2019, 3:13 pm
Thanks for the information everyone. One thing I am still wondering is if I'm travelling with a partner, does that mean the limit is upped to 10L (5L per person), or is the maximum in one suitcase 5L?
My guess is that it would be per person in separate bags (but who knows with AF).
by Michael Bowden
November 11th, 2019, 2:10 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Costco $550 Belota Iberico
Replies: 81
Views: 9007

Re: Costco $550 Belota Iberico

scamhi wrote:
November 11th, 2019, 12:33 pm
Scott G r u n e r wrote:
November 11th, 2019, 9:05 am
Found this one (while heavily branded by one company) to be fairly informative.
Joselito is by far the best branded Iberico ham in Spain.
Cutting takes a very sharp thin knife and skill
While joselito is good - I think that Cinco Jotas is better....
by Michael Bowden
November 1st, 2019, 9:50 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Air France - Wine/Alcohol Restriction
Replies: 35
Views: 2344

Re: Air France - Wine/Alcohol Restriction

From experience (mine and others) it just seems to be the agent you get - you could get nothing but you could also get an agent who really wants to enforce the rules. I've stopped flying AF because I travel with wine virtually every trip and I don't want to take the risk.
by Michael Bowden
October 17th, 2019, 11:30 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Canlis for dinner this evening.........
Replies: 26
Views: 1847

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 25% tariff on European wines; 100% "digital" tariff on French products called off for the moment
Replies: 1438
Views: 87584

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 - Food and Recipes
Topic: Paris 3 Star Michelin Lunch recs
Replies: 53
Views: 6494

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: 1225

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.

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