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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: 32
Views: 1778

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: 331
Views: 34956

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: 782

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: 1057

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: 1057

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....
by Michael Bowden
October 26th, 2018, 4:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 10037
Views: 320108

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

2015 Liger Belair VR
2009 Dom Perignon
2012 Rousseai GC 1er CSJ
2012 Coche Dury Meursault
by Michael Bowden
October 26th, 2018, 4:43 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Damn Hipsters.......why you so gullible????
Replies: 8
Views: 603

Re: Damn Hipsters.......why you so gullible????

c fu wrote:
October 26th, 2018, 3:30 pm
Tourists flock to eat shaved ice with artificial syrup in Hawaii for $6-8.
by Michael Bowden
September 23rd, 2018, 4:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 10037
Views: 320108

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

Marie Courtin Concordance Never tried anything from Marie Courtin but have been tempted; how did you like it? Purchased off of a wine list in Europe, it was quite enjoyable - I'm not sure of the disgorgement as the bottle was taken away before I could look. 100% pinot so it had those darker flavors...
by Michael Bowden
September 21st, 2018, 3:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Worst QPR ever
Replies: 59
Views: 3000

Re: Worst QPR ever

M. Dildine wrote:
September 21st, 2018, 3:47 pm
Sorry, but somebody has to say it - Burgundy.
It was said in post #2 of this thread.
by Michael Bowden
September 20th, 2018, 12:24 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 10037
Views: 320108

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

2014 Liger Belair Vosne Romanee
Marie Courtin Concordance
by Michael Bowden
September 13th, 2018, 2:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: HDH craziness
Replies: 37
Views: 3614

Re: HDH craziness

ybarselah wrote:
September 13th, 2018, 12:17 pm
6 bottles 2009 mugnier amour $8,500

6 bottles 2009 patrice rion amour $1,000

terroir matters.
*producer matters
by Michael Bowden
September 12th, 2018, 4:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ray Walker & Maison Ilan updates - the saga has ended...(updated)
Replies: 2041
Views: 190656

Re: Ray Walker & Maison Ilan updates - the saga has ended...(updated)

I don’t think the Times cares about being “wrong” here. They wrote up his story as mostly human interest, not as investment/drinking advice. First American to make grand cru burgundy is interesting! I do not believe this is correct. Neither would Blair Pethel. His Corton Charlemagnes are pretty gre...
by Michael Bowden
August 31st, 2018, 7:59 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Steak Porn
Replies: 1779
Views: 142745

Re: Steak Porn

alan weinberg wrote:
August 31st, 2018, 7:54 am
Lobel’s has a sale offer now on free little NY steaks w a purchase. Had them in cart till I saw shipping cost.
FYI - via AMEX (at least on my SPG and DL cards) - $40 off purchase of $200
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by Michael Bowden
August 27th, 2018, 3:16 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Atlanta / SunTrust Park
Replies: 3
Views: 181

Re: Atlanta / SunTrust Park

Lots of options at The Battery and most likely the best options for that area.

C&S Seafood in that area is a solid option also - http://www.candsoysterbar.com/
Heirloom Market BBQ - https://heirloommarketbbq.com/

I'll try and think of some others if I can.
by Michael Bowden
August 24th, 2018, 7:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: WOYLsf ?
Replies: 74
Views: 2468

Re: WOYLsf ?

1942 DRC Richebourg
by Michael Bowden
August 22nd, 2018, 1:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Hundred Acre Wraith
Replies: 16
Views: 1550

Re: Hundred Acre Wraith

6 "notes" on CellarTracker
1 looking for more info
4 positive notes
1 not as positive yet still gave it a 90
by Michael Bowden
August 21st, 2018, 1:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Eleven Madison Park Wine List Help
Replies: 41
Views: 2508

Re: Eleven Madison Park Wine List Help

Rajiv Ayyangar wrote:
August 21st, 2018, 11:40 am

2012 La Pialade Cotes du Rhone (Rayas' 2nd wine) $120
I believer that Pignan would be considered the 2nd wine and then Fonsalette and then La Pialade.
by Michael Bowden
August 21st, 2018, 1:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Is this Domaine or Maison Leroy?
Replies: 31
Views: 1393

Re: Is this Domaine or Maison Leroy?

Peter, with all due respect: IMHO that´s wrong - both. If it´s a Domaine wine it cannot be from juice/grapes "bought" from other! If juice/grapes were from others it has to be labelled "Mis en bouteille par Maison Leroy - negociant à Auxey-Duresses" What about the Ponsot wines? Clearly labeled as D...
by Michael Bowden
August 13th, 2018, 3:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: IG (Instagram) from WBers?
Replies: 157
Views: 5409

Re: IG (Instagram) from WBers?

by Michael Bowden
August 3rd, 2018, 11:45 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Zachys goes to 23% commision for buyers.
Replies: 54
Views: 4180

Zachys goes to 23% commision for buyers.

A. So wrote:The thing with someone like Sotheby's is that a single Picasso, de Kooning, Bacon, etc. easily is worth the sum total of the wine they auction in a year. Sometimes I wonder why they bother.
The art brings in wine and the wine brings in art - Buyers and Sellers (decided to go against my Cellars pun)
by Michael Bowden
August 2nd, 2018, 5:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best bottle you’ve ever received as a present?
Replies: 77
Views: 2480

Best bottle you’ve ever received as a present?

Going the opposite way but I gifted a bottle of 2000 Georges/Henri Jayer NSG (maybe 1.5-2 years ago).
by Michael Bowden
July 11th, 2018, 6:59 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: SALMON with SORREL
Replies: 2
Views: 237

SALMON with SORREL

The Troisgros version is just a spectacular dish.
by Michael Bowden
June 24th, 2018, 3:53 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Atlanta -- restaurant recs?
Replies: 15
Views: 694

Atlanta -- restaurant recs?

Some ideas - (in no specific order and all over ATL, some easy to get into, some not) - also, there are a lot of cheap, ethnic spots that I didn't list that are great. Cooks & Soldiers - http://cooksandsoldiers.com/ Brush Sushi Izakaya - http://brushatl.com/ Atlas - http://atlasrestaurant.com/ UMI -...
by Michael Bowden
June 22nd, 2018, 7:28 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Chicago Restaurant Thread
Replies: 536
Views: 21450

Chicago Restaurant Thread

I didn't know that they offered BYO, however. What's corkage? We were not charged a corkage but we also, as George said, ordered a bottle off the list and shared both bottles we opened (a fair amount of the 2nd). Lovely meal and they were touting an upcoming menu featuring a lot of tomatoes. I will...
by Michael Bowden
June 18th, 2018, 2:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Are Tete de Cuvées Worth The Cost?
Replies: 38
Views: 1704

Are Tete de Cuvées Worth The Cost?

Certain ones are well worth the cost. And as mention, it’s nowhere near 3X the cost. I can often get Comtes de Champagne on sale for a little over $100, and many good NVs are in the $60s these days. Just to give one example. What about Clos d'Ambonnay or Clos du Mesnil? Those are easily 3x the cost...
by Michael Bowden
June 18th, 2018, 12:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Are Tete de Cuvées Worth The Cost?
Replies: 38
Views: 1704

Are Tete de Cuvées Worth The Cost?

Certain ones are well worth the cost. And as mention, it’s nowhere near 3X the cost. I can often get Comtes de Champagne on sale for a little over $100, and many good NVs are in the $60s these days. Just to give one example. What about Clos d'Ambonnay or Clos du Mesnil? Those are easily 3x the cost...
by Michael Bowden
June 12th, 2018, 1:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Maison Ilan capsules arbitrarity?
Replies: 5
Views: 786

Maison Ilan capsules arbitrarity?

Capsules are different on different wines.

I'd be annoyed/frustrated if the same wine had different capsules (see Coche-Dury meursault, some white, some gold, etc...).
by Michael Bowden
June 12th, 2018, 7:52 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Billions Wine Sightings
Replies: 23
Views: 3047

Billions Wine Sightings

Cheval with the Ortolan.

Terrible glassware BTW.

by Michael Bowden
June 11th, 2018, 8:19 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Chicago Restaurant Thread
Replies: 536
Views: 21450

Chicago Restaurant Thread

But ordering a Champagne would be more expensive than the reserve wine pairings, i would order a bottle of Krug NV or similar which im guessing would run $450 at least Krug 1/2's are $140 each...so, worst case is $280. Wine list is here (unsure how updated these are) https://static1.squarespace.com...
by Michael Bowden
June 5th, 2018, 7:30 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: DRC is coming to Corton Charlemagne
Replies: 23
Views: 1741

DRC is coming to Corton Charlemagne

alan weinberg wrote:
c fu wrote:I was told today that the first release will be in 2022. O_O
so likely the 2019 vintage?
Which is exactly what the original article states.
by Michael Bowden
May 22nd, 2018, 10:50 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Domaine Faiveley Clos des Cortons Faiveley Vertical ATL with Erwan Faiveley
Replies: 32
Views: 1778

Domaine Faiveley Clos des Cortons Faiveley Vertical ATL with Erwan Faiveley

Don,

Thank you for posting such great notes and trying to capture the weekend and everything that went along with it.

This was a great event, if I do say so myself, and being able to capture the style of a domaine across the decades/vintages is a great pleasure.
by Michael Bowden
May 14th, 2018, 8:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: DRC is coming to Corton Charlemagne
Replies: 23
Views: 1741

DRC is coming to Corton Charlemagne

Who wants to guess how much this bumps pricing for BdM and the other producers? Same thing was said about bumping prices when they started making their Corton. Hard to tell if prices have elevated because of DRC or just a general rise in prices (my guess is just a general rise and not because of DR...
by Michael Bowden
May 14th, 2018, 12:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Chardonnay tasting near Mending Wall?
Replies: 39
Views: 935

Chardonnay tasting near Mending Wall?

Peter Michael is 12.5 miles away. It is worth it. Peter Michael is appointment only. Yeah, I'm sure...but I can't afford the wines so I don't think it's smart for me to taste there Willing to make the 5th anniversary special and memorable....up to a certain point. This is a wise move. Keep some pow...
by Michael Bowden
May 8th, 2018, 5:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Leaking 2015 Leroy?
Replies: 49
Views: 2125

Leaking 2015 Leroy?

AlexS wrote:
Jeremy Holmes wrote:Alex, there were wines declassified into Domaine labelled Bourgogne in 2004.
Jeremy, much appreciated and I've had the 2004 as recently as last year but I can't recall the capsule color -- was it bottled with a red capsule to signify Domaine?
The ones I've seen used red wax.
by Michael Bowden
April 20th, 2018, 10:43 am
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Air France - Wine/Alcohol Restriction
Replies: 28
Views: 1333

Air France - Wine/Alcohol Restriction

William Moy wrote:Is this new? My buddy and I both flew back from CDG this past September with a full wine check each and had no issues.
I'm guessing selective enforcement.
by Michael Bowden
April 19th, 2018, 6:52 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2016 Louis Latour Romanee-Saint-Vivant
Replies: 33
Views: 2150

2016 Louis Latour Romanee-Saint-Vivant

JohnP wrote:Thanks @RobertPanzer, that was a good read!
Just curious, has anyone had Louis Latour Romanee-Saint-Vivant with significant age (25+ years)? Does it hold up well?
I've had the 37, 69, 61, 78, and 40 - the old ones are great burgundy wines.
by Michael Bowden
April 9th, 2018, 3:45 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Inventing foods - Oxymoron sandwiches and other "you did what?"
Replies: 16
Views: 661

Inventing foods - Oxymoron sandwiches and other "you did what?"

John Davis wrote:Hillbilly Benedict...hash browns, topped w/BBQ/smoked pork- sauce optional - poached egg on top.

JD
I'd be in for this...
by Michael Bowden
April 8th, 2018, 7:06 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2016 Louis Latour Romanee-Saint-Vivant
Replies: 33
Views: 2150

2016 Louis Latour Romanee-Saint-Vivant

Can you elaborate Rob? Hard to believe that producers of Burgundy in this day and age are careless about production. They do know these wines are quite valuable no? They flash pasteurize the wines which many people believe strips the wine of flavor and hurts the overall quality of the final product.
by Michael Bowden
April 4th, 2018, 9:13 pm
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: A few days in Vienna - Wachau?
Replies: 25
Views: 1173

A few days in Vienna - Wachau?

Has anybody stayed at the Hotel Imperial in Vienna?

http://www.imperialvienna.com/en
by Michael Bowden
April 4th, 2018, 9:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Coche-Dury Corton Charlemagne 2000 - 2012
Replies: 48
Views: 2374

TN: Coche-Dury Corton Charlemagne 2000 - 2012

This was such a fantastic tasting. Don, thank you for taking such great notes.
by Michael Bowden
April 3rd, 2018, 10:11 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Peaty Whisky Advice
Replies: 45
Views: 1756

Peaty Whisky Advice

by Michael Bowden
April 2nd, 2018, 3:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ray Walker & Maison Ilan updates - the saga has ended...(updated)
Replies: 2041
Views: 190656

Ray Walker & Maison Ilan updates - the saga has ended...(updated)

Yes, Cristian is a US citizen, but the Hague Convention prevents her from removing the children from France due to their "habitual residence" in France. She would risk losing custody of her children if she violated the Convention. She could probably win the case if Ray were to contest it, because R...
by Michael Bowden
April 2nd, 2018, 7:55 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 10037
Views: 320108

What bottle of wine did you open today?

First night in the Mosel yesterday: Three highlights from a tasting bar: 2016 Peter Lauer feinherb Faß X 2008 JJ Prum Wehlener Sonnenuhr Spatlese 2007 Vollenweider Wolfer Goldgrube Spatlese Going to Schanz tonight. Haven't looked at their wine list yet but I'm sure we'll eat and drink well. Been ab...
by Michael Bowden
March 30th, 2018, 7:28 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 10037
Views: 320108

What bottle of wine did you open today?

Over the last 2 nights - 2013 Coche Dury Meursault 1961 Petrus - Maderized 1990 Gruaud Larose - Corked 2000 Coche Dury Corton Charlemagne 2001 Coche Dury Corton Charlemagne 2002 Coche Dury Corton Charlemagne 2003 Coche Dury Corton Charlemagne 2004 Coche Dury Corton Charlemagne 2005 Coche Dury Corton...
by Michael Bowden
March 23rd, 2018, 2:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: When Was the Last Time You Did an Inventory?
Replies: 80
Views: 2309

When Was the Last Time You Did an Inventory?

Personal wines...ironically never.
by Michael Bowden
March 23rd, 2018, 7:51 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 10037
Views: 320108

What bottle of wine did you open today?

2006 Taittinger Comtes de Champagne 2004 Henri Giraud Argonne 1999 Jean Chartron Chevalier Montrachet Clos des Chevalier 1992 Michel Niellon Chevalier Montrachet 2001 Coche Dury Meursault Rougeots 2011 Bouchard Montrachet 2014 Bertheau Chambolle Musigny 1er Amoureuses 2011 Bertheau Chambolle Musigny...
by Michael Bowden
March 22nd, 2018, 8:17 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: In search of...Sandeman Royal Ambrosante
Replies: 14
Views: 472

In search of...Sandeman Royal Ambrosante

https://www.wine-searcher.com/ is your friend - lots of places with it in stock. Uh, what site are you looking at? The WineSearcher I used shows only two places with the wine, both in Europe. The wine-Searcher that provides these links - https://www.totalbev.com/product/SANDEMAN_AMBROSANTE_PEDRO_XI...
by Michael Bowden
March 21st, 2018, 7:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: In search of...Sandeman Royal Ambrosante
Replies: 14
Views: 472

In search of...Sandeman Royal Ambrosante

https://www.wine-searcher.com/ is your friend - lots of places with it in stock.
by Michael Bowden
March 21st, 2018, 5:48 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Best restaurant near St. Jean de Luz?
Replies: 8
Views: 316

Best restaurant near St. Jean de Luz?

I've been to the following - 39m Mugaritz (#9, 2 stars): https://www.mugaritz.com/en/ 42m Restaurant Martin Berasategui (#77, 3 stars): https://www.martinberasategui.com/en/inicio 53m Akelarre (not on list, 3 stars): https://www.akelarre.net/en 1h24m Asador Etxebarri (#6, 1 star): http://asadoretxeb...

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