Search found 2460 matches

by Sarah Kirschbaum
November 9th, 2019, 4:35 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Somewhat wine related... recommendations for a good truffle slicer
Replies: 6
Views: 348

Re: Somewhat wine related... recommendations for a good truffle slicer

You might get more responses if you post in the food (Epicurean Exploits) forum of the board.
by Sarah Kirschbaum
November 6th, 2019, 7:57 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Rush Creek Reserve!
Replies: 216
Views: 12228

Re: Rush Creek Reserve!

They didn't have any Rush Creek Reserve in yet at DiBrunos but they did have Black Betty!!!! Probably even more exciting to me than RCR, as far as seasonal cheeses go.
by Sarah Kirschbaum
November 5th, 2019, 4:45 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Cellar Construction advice: racking choices
Replies: 34
Views: 1434

Re: Cellar Construction advice: racking choices

So for big bins, I, unlike a certain Sarah who had the forethought to buy most of her wine in Base 12 ;), have tons of ones and twos and threes and a relatively smaller number of cases and OWC 3- and 6-packs. Worried about the difficulty of finding things with big bins, even if more versatile overa...
by Sarah Kirschbaum
November 4th, 2019, 11:29 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Cellar Construction advice: racking choices
Replies: 34
Views: 1434

Re: Cellar Construction advice: racking choices

As one who has mostly single bottle racking I would strongly support those who advocate large open bins. My single bottle racking ins a pain in the a%# because only about half of my bottles fit into the racking cleanly. Yes, that is a problem. We had ours custom made (really easy for a wood shop wi...
by Sarah Kirschbaum
November 4th, 2019, 6:18 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Cellar Construction advice: racking choices
Replies: 34
Views: 1434

Re: Cellar Construction advice: racking choices

Absolutely agree on skipping the display racks. I understand you want to make it pleasing to the eye for resale purposes, but a few keen choices on the racking, the floor treatment, the door and walls can make it a beautiful room without wasting precious space on display. We had diamond bins in the ...
by Sarah Kirschbaum
November 2nd, 2019, 5:06 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: What's your favorite mustard? Fallot mustard photo added.
Replies: 67
Views: 4667

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

C. Mc Cart wrote:
November 1st, 2019, 8:03 pm
Does everyone refridgerate their mustard?
What comes fresh from the tap, yes. I know it still degrades over time, but even then it's better than everything else for my palate.
by Sarah Kirschbaum
November 2nd, 2019, 4:03 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What SCOTCH are you drinking?
Replies: 652
Views: 43276

Re: What SCOTCH are you drinking?

I like that Clynelish 14 quite a bit. I was introduced to it by a whisky bar owner in Taiwan who has a great Scotch selection. Many reviews say it has a characteristic aroma of wax, and that seems to ring true (in a good way, of course :-) ). Yes, the waxy characteristic is a hallmark of the distil...
by Sarah Kirschbaum
November 1st, 2019, 4:03 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What SCOTCH are you drinking?
Replies: 652
Views: 43276

Re: What SCOTCH are you drinking?

This has been a whisky-centric few weeks for me, and I've had the opportunity to drink more world class scotch than I ever dreamed I might. In the midst of all the great and rare, though, I took note of a very modest bottle - the Clynelish 14 Year. I have always liked Clynelish, but have had mostly ...
by Sarah Kirschbaum
November 1st, 2019, 4:52 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Monthly check-in: Cellar inventory reduction plan
Replies: 593
Views: 30068

Re: Monthly check-in: Cellar inventory reduction plan

Not a great, nor a very representative, October. We were dry for the first two weeks, then out of the country for the next two weeks, just home last night. Bought: 8 Drank: 2 Net: +6 I didn't count wine purchased and consumed on our travels as it never hit our cellar. Now, if you were to ask me abo...
by Sarah Kirschbaum
October 31st, 2019, 3:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2015 Királyudvar - Furmint Sec (Hungary, Tokaji)
Replies: 16
Views: 462

Re: TN: 2015 Királyudvar - Furmint Sec (Hungary, Tokaji)

Brian G r a f s t r o m wrote:
October 31st, 2019, 2:16 pm
Any experience drinking this wine with some age on it, Sarah? Let's call "some age" 8+ years.
A little - I've had two or three bottles at about 10 years old. While they were fine, they tasted a little tired and dried out. I would stick with 4-5 years age.
by Sarah Kirschbaum
October 31st, 2019, 2:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2015 Királyudvar - Furmint Sec (Hungary, Tokaji)
Replies: 16
Views: 462

Re: TN: 2015 Királyudvar - Furmint Sec (Hungary, Tokaji)

I've been a fan of this wine for many years. It shows up as the strong value play on wine lists with some regularity, and is so food friendly that it's almost always a good choice.
by Sarah Kirschbaum
October 31st, 2019, 3:50 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Monthly check-in: Cellar inventory reduction plan
Replies: 593
Views: 30068

Re: Monthly check-in: Cellar inventory reduction plan

Not a great, nor a very representative, October. We were dry for the first two weeks, then out of the country for the next two weeks, just home last night. Bought: 8 Drank: 2 Net: +6 I didn't count wine purchased and consumed on our travels as it never hit our cellar. Now, if you were to ask me abou...
by Sarah Kirschbaum
October 28th, 2019, 2:03 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Fave Champagne stopper?
Replies: 37
Views: 1467

Re: Fave Champagne stopper?

By the way, my recommendation is serious. I've used them for decades. So much better to have the stopper inside the bottle than on top. They may not work with all shapes of Champagne bottles, but if these cheap soda stoppers fit yours, your Champagne will retain fizz for a week or more. Dan Kravitz...
by Sarah Kirschbaum
October 27th, 2019, 10:58 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: "The Ultimate Whisky Collection" Coming to Auction at Sotheby's
Replies: 14
Views: 1113

Re: "The Ultimate Whisky Collection" Coming to Auction at Sotheby's

The Macallan 1926 Fine & Rare broke the record for most expensive scotch whisky at £1.5M. That was an amazing moment. hope it is fine and rare—that’s about $1.8M, or $75,000 an ounce. Believe it or not, I, too, did the math. ;-) The buyer was in the room, bidding against a phone bidder, so it was a...
by Sarah Kirschbaum
October 25th, 2019, 3:31 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: "The Ultimate Whisky Collection" Coming to Auction at Sotheby's
Replies: 14
Views: 1113

Re: "The Ultimate Whisky Collection" Coming to Auction at Sotheby's

The Macallan 1926 Fine & Rare broke the record for most expensive scotch whisky at £1.5M. That was an amazing moment.
by Sarah Kirschbaum
October 25th, 2019, 1:30 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Advice Needed: Young Nervi
Replies: 7
Views: 483

Re: Advice Needed: Young Nervi

Contrary opinion here - I am in the camp of not decanting young nebbiolo unless I have experience with the exact wine. Too often, I find, decanting or even a long time in the glass makes the youngsters shut down hard. My approach is pretty much pop and pour the first time, and then adjust on future ...
by Sarah Kirschbaum
October 24th, 2019, 2:04 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: "The Ultimate Whisky Collection" Coming to Auction at Sotheby's
Replies: 14
Views: 1113

Re: "The Ultimate Whisky Collection" Coming to Auction at Sotheby's

Bravo to Jonathan! Thanks, Jorge! And thank you Asher for taking a look at the website. I got my hard copy yesterday - it's gorgeous, though I wish they had given it a hard cover. :) I was following the live auction this morning. Looks like almost all lots went above the high estimate. Not surprisi...
by Sarah Kirschbaum
October 23rd, 2019, 2:06 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Philadelphia - quick trip this month (next week!)
Replies: 35
Views: 907

Re: Philadelphia - quick trip this month (next week!)

Sorry, Todd - if we were in town, I'd say come by the house and we can find a nice bottle for your dinner. The selection is better than at the PLCB.
by Sarah Kirschbaum
October 22nd, 2019, 1:30 am
Forum: BYO Forum - Wine at Restaurants
Topic: Philadelphia, PA
Replies: 473
Views: 89893

Re: Philadelphia, PA

went to cadence and loved it. they have a bertha oven that i'm obsessed with so got a nice tour of the kitchen and how the cook the duck, etc.. really good meal. would go back in an instant. Glad you enjoyed it, Yaacov. It's by far our favorite (and I think the best) BYO in town. It's also a 7 minu...
by Sarah Kirschbaum
October 18th, 2019, 12:01 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Coffee maker recommendations?
Replies: 210
Views: 11255

Re: Coffee maker recommendations?

ybarselah wrote:
October 17th, 2019, 7:16 am
excellent deal on the moccamaster on drop fyi; not at all cheap, but damn impressive machine:

https://drop.com/buy/technivorm-moccama ... rer=KHHQTR
I'll never use anything else for filter coffee. Love mine.
by Sarah Kirschbaum
October 17th, 2019, 3:21 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Downtown Philadelphia Wine Shop Recommendation
Replies: 5
Views: 350

Re: Downtown Philadelphia Wine Shop Recommendation

Sarah and Richard mention small licensed 'bottle shops'. I've not yet been and it is a bit of a hike from the convention center but if you find yourself near Headhouse check out the shop at Bloomsday Cafe https://bloomsdaycafe.com/potation. The list, and presumably the shop, was created by the best...
by Sarah Kirschbaum
October 17th, 2019, 1:23 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Philadelphia - quick trip this month (next week!)
Replies: 35
Views: 907

Re: Philadelphia - quick trip this month (next week!)

Brian Tuite wrote:
October 16th, 2019, 7:26 pm
Jay $$ Winton wrote:
October 16th, 2019, 2:35 pm
Gotta go to Reading Market for the experience.
Definitely this ^^
Beware - the crowds can be horrendous. I avoid it like the plague between 11:30 and 1:30, but others are much more tolerant than I am.
by Sarah Kirschbaum
October 17th, 2019, 1:16 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Downtown Philadelphia Wine Shop Recommendation
Replies: 5
Views: 350

Re: Downtown Philadelphia Wine Shop Recommendation

It's a state run system, so pretty much all stores are the same - Fine Wine and Good Spirits. The premium ones are a little better. There are a few small shops that are licensed as well, but not many and selection is limited. An occasional gem bottle can be found at one or another store, but that's ...
by Sarah Kirschbaum
October 16th, 2019, 8:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Suggestion for a red to serve at a party
Replies: 42
Views: 1550

Re: Suggestion for a red to serve at a party

In my opinion, though some red wines can sometimes work with some Indian dishes, I don't think red wine ever enhances an Indian meal. But that enhancement isn't always the priority. So I'd say serve what you like and what fits your budget, choosing something not too aggressive in any characteristic ...
by Sarah Kirschbaum
October 16th, 2019, 4:20 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Philadelphia - quick trip this month (next week!)
Replies: 35
Views: 907

Re: Philadelphia - quick trip this month (next week!)

For dinner, too late for reservations I'd guess, so go early and sit at the bar at Vernick. The food is excellent and the wine list is about as good as you get in PA. I'm avoiding recommending BYOs since you're in from out of town and might not be carrying wine. But the best BYO in town is Cadence, ...
by Sarah Kirschbaum
October 16th, 2019, 1:51 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2016 barbaresco buying intentions?
Replies: 49
Views: 4951

Re: 2016 barbaresco buying intentions?

None. We declared "Done" with the 2013 vintage and have stuck to it.
by Sarah Kirschbaum
October 15th, 2019, 7:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Champagne are you drinking?
Replies: 836
Views: 54656

Re: Which Champagne are you drinking?

Had the 2009 Deutz Amour de Deutz Blanc de Blancs on the plane yesterday and, even at altitude, it was pretty darn good, very nicely balanced. Not run-out-and-buy-more good, but eyebrow raising good for sure, given its youth. Happiness in the mouth.
by Sarah Kirschbaum
October 13th, 2019, 4:59 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Japanese Whiskey
Replies: 67
Views: 5643

Re: Japanese Whiskey

On my most recent Japan trip last month, we talked to many bartenders and restaurateurs about the craze for Japanese whisky, and some of the results of that craze, including lack of older stock. Also, huge increases in the amount of "Japanese" whisky that wasn't made in Japan. It's been know for yea...
by Sarah Kirschbaum
October 12th, 2019, 9:48 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 12070
Views: 578590

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

alan weinberg wrote:
October 12th, 2019, 9:44 am
more 08 Dom. Should stop but doubt I’ll be unhappy down the road a few.
Hope so, since I bought mags this week.
by Sarah Kirschbaum
October 12th, 2019, 9:37 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Fave Champagne stopper?
Replies: 37
Views: 1467

Re: Fave Champagne stopper?

My favorite is the one I find first rummaging through the basket of wine accessories. Honestly, I can't say I've ever noticed much difference among the 5-6 we have, which range in price from free at trade events, to very cheap purchases, to one that was a gift and almost certainly cost way too much.
by Sarah Kirschbaum
October 12th, 2019, 4:29 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Newark Airport
Replies: 40
Views: 1727

Re: Newark Airport

Good to know--if we get delayed we may have to the lounge. Thanks, Josh P. S. Any restaurant recommendations near the new Barnes. (I've been wanting to go to Vetri for years but can never get a reservation. Have gone to the place in the Rittenhouse Hotel, and, of course, other less high-end places;...
by Sarah Kirschbaum
October 10th, 2019, 2:01 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: barcelona 3 nights enough?
Replies: 26
Views: 796

Re: barcelona 3 nights enough?

that's exactly what i had in mind the perfect 3 day vacation cheers champagne.gif Sure! It's the good flight and hotel that really makes it comfortably possible. If you can arrive having slept, and can leave your bags or even get into your hotel room, then you lose no time to jet lag and luggage an...
by Sarah Kirschbaum
October 10th, 2019, 1:30 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: barcelona 3 nights enough?
Replies: 26
Views: 796

Re: barcelona 3 nights enough?

hi sarah thanks for the suggestion about possible closings in the holiday period, and the encouragement! and i realize 3 nights are not enough to do everything, but can i make a dent in it? I think you can, but I'm not a heavy tourist, meaning I am content seeing some sights but have no need to fit...
by Sarah Kirschbaum
October 10th, 2019, 1:02 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: barcelona 3 nights enough?
Replies: 26
Views: 796

Re: barcelona 3 nights enough?

Are three nights enough? NO. No, not enough. But if that's the amount of time you have, do it! 3 nights isn't enough in London or Paris either, but I've had some wonderful (short) long weekends. You can certainly have a great experience there over a short period, especially flying first class and s...
by Sarah Kirschbaum
October 10th, 2019, 10:30 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Japanese sake recommendation
Replies: 19
Views: 693

Re: Japanese sake recommendation

I hope this doesn't sound like a smartass comment, because it isn't intended as such, but is there any meaningful Sake made outside of Japan? I've only ever seen Japanese ones. Depends on what you mean by "meaningful." There are breweries outside Japan, including at least one of some note in Brookl...
by Sarah Kirschbaum
October 10th, 2019, 7:27 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Japanese sake recommendation
Replies: 19
Views: 693

Re: Japanese sake recommendation

I like them all. I am not starting out with sake now but it has been a very long time since I drank sake so I have no idea whats out there anymore. I dont like things like plum wines though. Okay, if you have zero preferences, I guess starting with breweries is as good as anything. Add Kikuhime to ...
by Sarah Kirschbaum
October 10th, 2019, 4:58 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Newark Airport
Replies: 40
Views: 1727

Re: Newark Airport

Totally agree with Chris here, I fly through both relatively frequently and have never had a good experience in Newark nor have I noticed any edible food. The new foodcourt at LGA by comparison is the French Laundry or some such. In fact, flying to Philly next month and driving into NJ, just so I d...
by Sarah Kirschbaum
October 10th, 2019, 4:54 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Japanese sake recommendation
Replies: 19
Views: 693

Re: Japanese sake recommendation

Do you know at all the style of sake you like? More or less polish? Funky versus clean? Sweeter versus dry? Sake is extremely varied and complex. Asking for brewery recommendations in a vacuum is a little like asking for wine producer suggestions without knowing whether you like red versus white, fo...
by Sarah Kirschbaum
October 9th, 2019, 11:00 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Newark Airport
Replies: 40
Views: 1727

Re: Newark Airport

Totally agree with Chris here, I fly through both relatively frequently and have never had a good experience in Newark nor have I noticed any edible food. The new foodcourt at LGA by comparison is the French Laundry or some such. In fact, flying to Philly next month and driving into NJ, just so I d...
by Sarah Kirschbaum
October 8th, 2019, 2:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is your Champagne of the year?
Replies: 113
Views: 4922

Re: What is your Champagne of the year?

R@y.Tupp@+sch wrote:
October 8th, 2019, 8:46 am
Hard to pick just one so I'll go with a perfect bottle of '73 DP and '81 Krug Collection Mag.

I have a few serious Champagne dinners scheduled before year end, so my favorite could change.
Funny - I think mine was a not-so-perfect bottle of '73 DP. :)
by Sarah Kirschbaum
October 5th, 2019, 2:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Any must have rieslings on this list?
Replies: 22
Views: 1440

Re: Any must have rieslings on this list?

There are a lot of good producers and good vintages, many solid choices if you're wanting to buy. They are almost all too sweet for me, but that Schafer Frohlich Monzinger Fruhlingsplatzchen Grosses Gewachs 2017 is one I would want to own if you don't already.
by Sarah Kirschbaum
October 4th, 2019, 4:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Any must have rieslings on this list?
Replies: 22
Views: 1440

Re: Any must have rieslings on this list?

For what, to drink now with dinner or to have in your cellar?
by Sarah Kirschbaum
October 4th, 2019, 11:27 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: "The Ultimate Whisky Collection" Coming to Auction at Sotheby's
Replies: 14
Views: 1113

Re: "The Ultimate Whisky Collection" Coming to Auction at Sotheby's

Jorge Henriquez wrote:
October 2nd, 2019, 2:46 am
Bravo to Jonathan!
Thanks, Jorge! And thank you Asher for taking a look at the website. I got my hard copy yesterday - it's gorgeous, though I wish they had given it a hard cover. :)
by Sarah Kirschbaum
October 1st, 2019, 1:41 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Has anybody ever encountered this Scotch?
Replies: 16
Views: 734

Re: Has anybody ever encountered this Scotch?

I don't consider single cask independent bottlings, especially at cask strength, to be particularly comparable to standard distillery releases, even of the same age. That's as a general statement, not specifically relating to this item.
by Sarah Kirschbaum
October 1st, 2019, 10:20 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: London Recos
Replies: 21
Views: 2706

Re: London Recos

Back to the restaurants. We were not as enthused as other board members with Tryshna. My wife found the waiter to have an attitude, I was too busy having a great discussion with the somm. The food was just OK and we made a point to order a variety of typical regional Indian fare. Sorry Trishna didn...
by Sarah Kirschbaum
October 1st, 2019, 8:58 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2008 Dom Pérignon
Replies: 67
Views: 6321

Re: 2008 Dom Pérignon

Russell Faulkner wrote:
October 1st, 2019, 8:46 am
Linden at Fine Wine Experience is a great chap, say hi.
Excellent, thanks Russell. I'm very impressed by the list of Germans, which are very difficult to find in most parts of Asia. It's always frustrating, since it's what I almost always want to drink with the food.
by Sarah Kirschbaum
October 1st, 2019, 8:38 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2008 Dom Pérignon
Replies: 67
Views: 6321

Re: 2008 Dom Pérignon

I was going to pick some up in Hong Kong for slightly cheaper but seems checking out Costco would be better option then. Now.... Who do I know that has membership? Lol Where do you like for wine buying in HK? Fine Wine Experience. They are very professional and hold many tastings (food & drinks) fo...
by Sarah Kirschbaum
October 1st, 2019, 7:49 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2008 Dom Pérignon
Replies: 67
Views: 6321

Re: 2008 Dom Pérignon

I would love to have many bottles of this. Very difficult now to find and the price has skyrocketed. They are like $137 At Costco. And they have tons of them.. :) I was going to pick some up in Hong Kong for slightly cheaper but seems checking out Costco would be better option then. Now.... Who do ...
by Sarah Kirschbaum
October 1st, 2019, 5:09 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Has anybody ever encountered this Scotch?
Replies: 16
Views: 734

Re: Has anybody ever encountered this Scotch?

A 12 yo Macallan that's not even labelled as Macallan? LOL!! This strikes me as a classic case of, "A fool and his money ..." I'm no fan of Macallan, and don't care much for anything they've released in recent memory, but as to the not being labelled part, that isn't odd or objectionable to me. The...
by Sarah Kirschbaum
September 30th, 2019, 12:19 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Has anybody ever encountered this Scotch?
Replies: 16
Views: 734

Re: Has anybody ever encountered this Scotch?

Not I, but Signatory is usually pretty reliable. For the price, it's not much of a risk.

Go to advanced search