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by Sarah Kirschbaum
July 16th, 2019, 4:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: ’09 White Burgs, Charlie + Corton, and a very great Monte Bello
Replies: 8
Views: 581

Re: ’09 White Burgs, Charlie + Corton, and a very great Monte Bello

Alan, Quite a score because quite a wine. In listing producers of red wine from Bordeaux varietals, I can only come up with a handful whose wines I have enjoyed as much as this bottle. Of course, I haven't had wine from every great producer at peak, but the names that come to mind that equaled this...
by Sarah Kirschbaum
July 15th, 2019, 5:25 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Your Gin?
Replies: 320
Views: 26617

Re: Your Gin?

Fords is the staple in my cabinet. Great for mixing. Isle of Harris is another great bottle (UK only) which makes a killer G&T with a slice of grapefruit. I recently picked up a bottle of Hardshore Original, which is very herbal/aromatic and dials back the juniper quite a bit. Not really a G&T bott...
by Sarah Kirschbaum
July 15th, 2019, 1:04 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Your Gin?
Replies: 320
Views: 26617

Re: Your Gin?

Fun Gins: Opihr - a very aromatic gin with expressive botanicals Xoriguer Mahon - a lovely spanish gin St. George's Botanivore The Botanist 22 - my dad's go to. I enjoy it, but not as much as No. 3 from Berry Bros Old Raj - like the kafir note, a good gin Barr Hill - an interesting gin from Vermont...
by Sarah Kirschbaum
July 15th, 2019, 7:10 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Lunch with 6 champagnes, 9 white Burgundy and 2 desert wines
Replies: 11
Views: 624

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 Sarah Kirschbaum
July 13th, 2019, 11:45 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Schäfer-Fröhlich Riesling Vulkangestein trocken (Germany, Nahe)
Replies: 10
Views: 367

Re: TN: 2016 Schäfer-Fröhlich Riesling Vulkangestein trocken (Germany, Nahe)

i would love to hear a little more feedback on the Schafer-Frohlich wines in general if anyone is willing. Ive been eyeing a few bottles of these for a while but never pulled the trigger. are the GGs pretty good value prospects? Schafer-Frohlich makes some of the best wines in the Nahe, in my opini...
by Sarah Kirschbaum
July 13th, 2019, 11:13 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Schäfer-Fröhlich Riesling Vulkangestein trocken (Germany, Nahe)
Replies: 10
Views: 367

Re: TN: 2016 Schäfer-Fröhlich Riesling Vulkangestein trocken (Germany, Nahe)

i would love to hear a little more feedback on the Schafer-Frohlich wines in general if anyone is willing. Ive been eyeing a few bottles of these for a while but never pulled the trigger. are the GGs pretty good value prospects? Schafer-Frohlich makes some of the best wines in the Nahe, in my opini...
by Sarah Kirschbaum
July 10th, 2019, 8:37 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: What's your favorite mustard? Fallot mustard photo added.
Replies: 50
Views: 2440

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

Craig G wrote:
July 9th, 2019, 9:05 pm
M.Kaplan wrote:
July 9th, 2019, 12:30 pm
They are charging 3x for buying and filling those crocks at the Maille store.
Well sure, but you don’t have to waste all that time and money going to Paris!
Because going to Paris is always such a terrible waste.... ;-)
by Sarah Kirschbaum
July 8th, 2019, 4:29 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Is Avocado Toast just...avocado on toast?
Replies: 82
Views: 2947

Re: Is Avocado Toast just...avocado on toast?

David Wright wrote:
July 7th, 2019, 1:48 pm
My comment about "vegan avocados" was in response to Victor's disappointment in the spelling on the restaurant signboard... avacado

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Missed that. Sorry!
by Sarah Kirschbaum
July 7th, 2019, 9:43 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: What did you cook tonight?
Replies: 1325
Views: 64623

Re: What did you cook tonight?

Kris Patten wrote:
July 6th, 2019, 7:57 pm
Copper river salmon sandwich....toasted sourdough bread, avocado, Walla Walla sweet onion, garlic aioli with dijon mixed in, fresh spinach.
This sounds amazing. I'm copying it tomorrow or Tuesday. Thanks!
by Sarah Kirschbaum
July 7th, 2019, 6:10 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Anyone buying '08 Bollinger Grand Annee?
Replies: 8
Views: 824

Re: Anyone buying '08 Bollinger Grand Annee?

Probably not. I have not been pleased with the aging curve in recent vintages, including on the '02.
by Sarah Kirschbaum
July 6th, 2019, 12:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Dumbest wine related thing you have done ?
Replies: 47
Views: 2351

Re: Dumbest wine related thing you have done ?

alan weinberg wrote:
July 6th, 2019, 9:28 am
when my 1990 Rousseau Beze and Chambertin jumped in price from $100 to $250 per b, I sold at that peak! What is it now—$4000-5000 per bottle?
Ha! Don't even ask what price we sold '85 Jayer Richebourg for, thinking we were doing great.
by Sarah Kirschbaum
July 5th, 2019, 3:40 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Retailer Ghosting Incident
Replies: 79
Views: 6273

Re: Retailer Ghosting Incident

I will not comment on this incident, but feel the need to say that I have been a very happy and satisfied customer of Max for well over 10 years. In recent years we have become friends as well. Any glitches with orders were always resolved promptly and to my satisfaction, some well before we became ...
by Sarah Kirschbaum
July 3rd, 2019, 8:29 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Recirculating range hoods... worth anything?
Replies: 11
Views: 515

Re: Recirculating range hoods... worth anything?

Absolutely vent outside if you can. Gold standard is vent outside and also pull in outside air on two separate motors. We did that, but it's a little bit overkill for most home setups.
by Sarah Kirschbaum
July 3rd, 2019, 2:21 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Is Avocado Toast just...avocado on toast?
Replies: 82
Views: 2947

Re: Is Avocado Toast just...avocado on toast?

David Wright wrote:
July 2nd, 2019, 8:30 pm
avacado = vegan avocado
But toast doesn't = vegan toast.
by Sarah Kirschbaum
July 2nd, 2019, 2:01 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: What meals did you grow up on
Replies: 69
Views: 1673

Re: What meals did you grow up on

My mother was good cook of mostly simple food and there wasn't much money, but vegetables were always fresh. We had roast chicken, meatloaf, various casseroles with ground beef and noodles, food on the grill in the summer, a few big soups, some pasta dishes. We almost never had steak or lamb, and se...
by Sarah Kirschbaum
July 2nd, 2019, 12:09 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Monthly check-in: Cellar inventory reduction plan
Replies: 464
Views: 22011

Re: Monthly check-in: Cellar inventory reduction plan

We were away for the last 10 days of June, and, though we consumed a lot, none of it was from our cellar. Still, we managed a slight reduction:

Bought: 21
Consumed: 28
Net: -7
by Sarah Kirschbaum
June 30th, 2019, 11:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How many wines a day?
Replies: 31
Views: 1669

Re: How many wines a day?

When both of us are home, bottles rarely get opened and not finished unless they are flawed or not showing well and could be showing better day 2. Usually, though, we open and finish 1 - 3 over the course of an evening or day, depending on day of the week. If I am home alone for a week, though, I of...
by Sarah Kirschbaum
June 24th, 2019, 1:50 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Why sous vide?
Replies: 229
Views: 8899

Re: Why sous vide?

I get sous vide for vegetables and fungi. But, for me, it creates a mushy texture in any type of flesh. Guess I'm not that cool. You're totally cool not to jump on the SV bandwagon. Not everything is automatically better if you cook it in a plastic bag. I also object to the texture of tight protein...
by Sarah Kirschbaum
June 20th, 2019, 4:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Retailer Ghosting Incident
Replies: 79
Views: 6273

Re: Retailer Ghosting Incident

If you want thoughts or insights, why not name the retailer? I never understand peoples reticence over outting problem merchants . That naming will help you gain better results. Jeff, the wording of your question largely answers it. Why not? Because having a problem with a merchant does not necessa...
by Sarah Kirschbaum
June 20th, 2019, 1:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Pol Roger/Winston Churchill Dinner @ Atera
Replies: 29
Views: 1635

Re: Pol Roger/Winston Churchill Dinner @ Atera

Food was really superb. The Caviar with pistachio ice cream and IPA was not just inventively brilliant, but was a near perfect dish and compliment to the Champagne. My monkfish course (not on the regular menu for the evening) was the best monkfish I've ever eaten. I asked the chef for the preparati...
by Sarah Kirschbaum
June 20th, 2019, 11:03 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Retailer Ghosting Incident
Replies: 79
Views: 6273

Re: Retailer Ghosting Incident

I’m having an uncomfortable shipping-delivery issue with a retailer and want to get the right perspective on it. In sum, after a shipping SNAFU, in which the shipment was inadvertently returned to its origin, the retailer at first indicated he would re-ship it, then, during the subsequent five week...
by Sarah Kirschbaum
June 17th, 2019, 4:34 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Coffee Filters
Replies: 10
Views: 887

Re: Coffee Filters

Just cheap unbleached paper filters with the Technivorm for me. I don't like the gold filters. They need a finer grind, I'm told, but even then I don't care for the texture.
by Sarah Kirschbaum
June 17th, 2019, 5:58 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Really expensive Cast Iron Skillets
Replies: 33
Views: 1873

Re: Really expensive Cast Iron Skillets

I bought a set of deBuyer pans years ago on sale and have never gotten around to seasoning them. They've now moved houses with me twice.
by Sarah Kirschbaum
June 14th, 2019, 8:58 am
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Reccos for London & Amsterdam
Replies: 37
Views: 1768

Re: Reccos for London & Amsterdam

Oh no, terrible news. Glad the people are safe, and wish them all the best. We just made London plans for a few weeks from now and that was on the list to hit. Thanks for letting us know.
by Sarah Kirschbaum
June 14th, 2019, 5:44 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What wine to pair with Gazpacho?
Replies: 30
Views: 1840

Re: What wine to pair with Gazpacho?

Dry, lightly colored rosé (Tempranillo, Nebbiolo, Tavel) or maybe a fizzy red. What Roberto said long ago. Roberto I hope you are OK My first choice would be no wine at all, but if there had to be one, then I agree with Suzanne and Roberto on a dry rose, but not a provencal style, a bit more body. ...
by Sarah Kirschbaum
June 12th, 2019, 6:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Another stupid poll about wine drinking
Replies: 56
Views: 2410

Re: Another stupid poll about wine drinking

g.colangelo wrote:
June 12th, 2019, 5:30 pm
Riesling is misspelled twice!
So I pointed out, nearly 20 posts earlier. ;-)
by Sarah Kirschbaum
June 12th, 2019, 12:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Another stupid poll about wine drinking
Replies: 56
Views: 2410

Re: Another stupid poll about wine drinking

It's too much to ask, I suppose, that a question on a wine board spell "Riesling" correctly even once of the two times the word appears.
by Sarah Kirschbaum
June 12th, 2019, 11:40 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: What's your favorite mustard? Fallot mustard photo added.
Replies: 50
Views: 2440

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

Russell Faulkner wrote:
June 12th, 2019, 10:30 am
Does the ‘draft’ stuff last longer than jars? I assumed not as a worse seal but I’ve never had one last more than 3 months.
We keep it in the fridge and have never had an issue. We go through a crock every 2 or 3 months, so the last of our 12 pack stock are in there for a while.
by Sarah Kirschbaum
June 12th, 2019, 8:29 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Champagne are you drinking?
Replies: 704
Views: 43035

Re: Which Champagne are you drinking?

1997 Salon- Bought this at a restaurant. It is still holding strong. Bright, juicy, lively, creamy, apple peel, and a hint of citrus zest, with pretty mineral perceptions. This is wonderful Champagne! Egly-Ouriet Rosé- This and Camille Saves are easily two of the best Bouzy Rosés out there today. I...
by Sarah Kirschbaum
June 11th, 2019, 5:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Will Heat Ruin Old Madeira??
Replies: 18
Views: 900

Re: Will Heat Ruin Old Madeira??

Probably fine, but you want a long multiday decant before drinking. The heating occurs in cask while these were in glass. Madeira revels in air so in glass may develop some bottle stink. The long decant helps with that. Eric is, of course, correct. Our rule of thumb is a day for every decade it's b...
by Sarah Kirschbaum
June 11th, 2019, 1:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Will Heat Ruin Old Madeira??
Replies: 18
Views: 900

Re: Will Heat Ruin Old Madeira??

Probably fine, but you want a long multiday decant before drinking. The heating occurs in cask while these were in glass. Madeira revels in air so in glass may develop some bottle stink. The long decant helps with that. Eric is, of course, correct. Our rule of thumb is a day for every decade it's b...
by Sarah Kirschbaum
June 11th, 2019, 12:14 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: What's your favorite mustard? Fallot mustard photo added.
Replies: 50
Views: 2440

Re: What's your favorite mustard?

Maille straight from the tap in Paris. Black truffle with Chablis is my favorite, too. What Mark said. We buy 12 crocks at a time and bring them home in a wine shipper. When we run out of mustard, we go back to Paris. Once we got stopped at customs coming back into JFK and when they asked us what w...
by Sarah Kirschbaum
June 6th, 2019, 6:49 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: PSA - Flannery sale
Replies: 60
Views: 3893

Re: PSA - Flannery sale

Glenn L e v i n e wrote:
June 6th, 2019, 6:25 am
Got 8 hangers yesterday. Thx for the PSA.
8 hangers arrived here yesterday morning. I cooked half of one for a solo dinner. No fuss, came out perfect. So delicious.
by Sarah Kirschbaum
June 5th, 2019, 4:00 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: What's on your weekly shopping list?
Replies: 21
Views: 1352

Re: What's on your weekly shopping list?

. . . Good fish is very difficult to get in Philadelphia . . . What? No H-Mart? It has become my go to place for fish. Any place that gives you two choices of sizes of live Abalone can't be all bad. I have also had good luck at Costco with fresh tuna. I work near H-Mart on 32nd street. It is not a ...
by Sarah Kirschbaum
June 5th, 2019, 1:08 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: What's on your weekly shopping list?
Replies: 21
Views: 1352

Re: What's on your weekly shopping list?

. . . Good fish is very difficult to get in Philadelphia . . . What? No H-Mart? It has become my go to place for fish. Any place that gives you two choices of sizes of live Abalone can't be all bad. I have also had good luck at Costco with fresh tuna. Neither one exists in the city and we don't hav...
by Sarah Kirschbaum
June 5th, 2019, 9:52 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: There is too much good German Riesling available
Replies: 77
Views: 3109

Re: There is too much good German Riesling available

If you have the kind of relationship where she wouldn't mind a trick being played, and if her palate isn't already attuned, you can even try pouring it into a regular shaped bottle while she's not watching. It's funny the tricks our minds can play with expectations. I did this with a good friend wh...
by Sarah Kirschbaum
June 5th, 2019, 6:12 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: There is too much good German Riesling available
Replies: 77
Views: 3109

Re: There is too much good German Riesling available

We've only done the Kabinett, Spatlese and even sweeter Auslese. I thought the Kabinett was considered "dry". Any recs? No, kabinett is not generally dry unless it's labeled as kabinett trocken. Kabinett seems to be getting sweeter and sweeter at a lot producers, in fact. You might want to see what...
by Sarah Kirschbaum
June 4th, 2019, 2:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: There is too much good German Riesling available
Replies: 77
Views: 3109

Re: There is too much good German Riesling available

There hasn't been a ton of new release dry German Riesling in the USA for very long. It was barely a trickle (IMO) until about 2008-2010. I would say that 2010 really marked a change in availability. So there's not much inventory to meet your wants/needs. Too true! I got lucky in that my husband wa...
by Sarah Kirschbaum
June 4th, 2019, 2:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: There is too much good German Riesling available
Replies: 77
Views: 3109

Re: There is too much good German Riesling available

I've only discovered an appreciation for German Rieslings within the past 9 months. Over this time period, I'd say approx. 20% of my total wine purchases have been Rieslings. As others voiced, the only problem is my wife does not care much for them. I'm working through different producers, regions ...
by Sarah Kirschbaum
June 4th, 2019, 1:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: There is too much good German Riesling available
Replies: 77
Views: 3109

Re: There is too much good German Riesling available

There hasn't been a ton of new release dry German Riesling in the USA for very long. It was barely a trickle (IMO) until about 2008-2010. I would say that 2010 really marked a change in availability. So there's not much inventory to meet your wants/needs. Too true! I got lucky in that my husband wa...
by Sarah Kirschbaum
June 4th, 2019, 10:27 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: There is too much good German Riesling available
Replies: 77
Views: 3109

Re: There is too much good German Riesling available

My only concern is that there is actually not nearly enough available dry Rieslings with some age in the US market! I’d love to find more (any??) to backfill and to experiment with aging. I love the stuff young but aged examples have been really nice too. There hasn't been a ton of new release dry ...
by Sarah Kirschbaum
June 4th, 2019, 9:57 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: There is too much good German Riesling available
Replies: 77
Views: 3109

Re: There is too much good German Riesling available

I've only discovered an appreciation for German Rieslings within the past 9 months. Over this time period, I'd say approx. 20% of my total wine purchases have been Rieslings. As others voiced, the only problem is my wife does not care much for them. I'm working through different producers, regions ...
by Sarah Kirschbaum
June 4th, 2019, 8:28 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: There is too much good German Riesling available
Replies: 77
Views: 3109

Re: There is too much good German Riesling available

No, I've never thought we bought too much. We don't have as much as Robert (and we're blessed to be able to share Robert's from time to time!), but it's about 23% our cellar, tied with Burgundy for the largest holding, and it's the only region we still buy in quantity. I don't worry about resale, an...
by Sarah Kirschbaum
June 3rd, 2019, 6:02 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: What's on your weekly shopping list?
Replies: 21
Views: 1352

Re: What's on your weekly shopping list?

My list is similar. A bit less variety in the veggies - no one else likes Kale. Heavy on broccoli, brussel sprouts and salad stuff - lots of bell peppers. Can't convince the rest of the house that chicken thighs are better. Not a lot of fruits because they are so high in sugar and I can't eat most ...
by Sarah Kirschbaum
June 3rd, 2019, 12:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Keller von der Fels&Grüner Silvaner
Replies: 7
Views: 607

Re: 2018 Keller von der Fels&Grüner Silvaner

So is this a unique grape, or a combination of gruner veltliner/sylvaner? Never hear of it before (and surprised Keller would work with something less than riesling ) Apparently he also works with Pinot Gris as I have mysterious bottle called Grauburgunder -S- in my cellar. I'm not going to comment...
by Sarah Kirschbaum
June 2nd, 2019, 8:22 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2010 Ramonet Ruchottes
Replies: 13
Views: 738

Re: TN: 2010 Ramonet Ruchottes

Interesting. I haven't opened a 2010 Ruchottes, but other '10 Ramonet I have tried have been quite generous. Thanks for the note - very helpful.
by Sarah Kirschbaum
June 2nd, 2019, 7:00 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: What's on your weekly shopping list?
Replies: 21
Views: 1352

What's on your weekly shopping list?

A friend who never cooks came over the other day and, as usual, went right to the fridge to explore. He has only beverages and condiments in his fridge and finds it fascinating to see the fresh food filling ours – fairly prosaic stuff, mind you, at least as far as we’re concerned. I got to thinking ...
by Sarah Kirschbaum
June 1st, 2019, 4:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Monthly check-in: Cellar inventory reduction plan
Replies: 464
Views: 22011

Re: Monthly check-in: Cellar inventory reduction plan

I was thinking how well I did in May and then looked back at purchases—most of which I had forgotten—39 bottles bought in May, only drank a few. Whoops. I take solace in that I have made no June purchases. spoke too soon and just broke that record w a case of Latour-Giraud Genevrières 2017. Yeah, I...
by Sarah Kirschbaum
June 1st, 2019, 4:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 1993 Nervi Gattinara
Replies: 6
Views: 585

Re: 1993 Nervi Gattinara

Markus S wrote:
June 1st, 2019, 9:59 am
Color sure doesn't look like nebbiolo though, especially old neb.
In what universe is 1993 "old" nebbiolo?
by Sarah Kirschbaum
May 31st, 2019, 6:58 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Monthly check-in: Cellar inventory reduction plan
Replies: 464
Views: 22011

Re: Monthly check-in: Cellar inventory reduction plan

Another month in the right direction: Purchased: 27 Consumed: 57 Net: -30 A case of the "consumed" wines was sold rather than drunk, but even not counting those we are still on a roll. Would have been an even better month up until an offer of back vintages from one of our favorite alto Piemonte pro...

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