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by Sarah Kirschbaum
May 23rd, 2019, 7:41 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Hungarian Wine Recommendations
Replies: 30
Views: 778

Re: Hungarian Wine Recommendations

Too much to really put into one post but I'll give you a few suggestions b/c I don't think there are many posters who have had much Hungarian wine...... Hope this helps a little. Good luck. Thanks Greg and all others who contributed to this thread. We are off to Budapest tonight for the long weeken...
by Sarah Kirschbaum
May 21st, 2019, 11:15 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best Pairing for Peking Duck
Replies: 37
Views: 1288

Re: Best Pairing for Peking Duck

Jay Miller wrote:
May 21st, 2019, 10:45 am
I like the darker Sherries, Amontillado, Palo Cortado and Oloroso.
Oh yes, for sure. The right Madeira can also be magic.
by Sarah Kirschbaum
May 21st, 2019, 10:34 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best Pairing for Peking Duck
Replies: 37
Views: 1288

Re: Best Pairing for Peking Duck

A lot depends for me on how sweet the lacquer on the skin is and how much sauce you use. I find there is always a bit more sweetness than most dry reds like. Off dry, but not too sweet, Zind Humbrecht pinot gris or Riesling with some age can be perfect.
by Sarah Kirschbaum
May 20th, 2019, 1:32 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Impossible burgers
Replies: 32
Views: 965

Re: Impossible burgers

Thanks Scott. Great article. I enjoy both plant based products. I also feel better after the plant based burger. But I don’t eat much beef due to preference (as opposed to health). Probably enjoy beef hamburgers more than steak due to the higher fat (at least in the burgers I like). Prior to these ...
by Sarah Kirschbaum
May 20th, 2019, 12:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: GG's - What to drink young and what to age
Replies: 90
Views: 3196

Re: GG's - What to drink young and what to age

I’d love some detailed thoughts/tasting experiences. I too have gotten the German Riesling bug and have been impressed by many of the GGs I’ve tasted - especially Dönnhoff, Schäfer-Fröhlich, and Clemens Busch. I like them a lot young, but mostly am letting them age a bit. A tasting would be fun. I'...
by Sarah Kirschbaum
May 20th, 2019, 8:55 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Impossible burgers
Replies: 32
Views: 965

Re: Impossible burgers

Not to mention 5 times the sodium content of unseasoned hamburger and GMOs like Canola. Agree with your comment about the sodium. Virtually all of us get far too much as it is. GMOs are a bullshit Boogeyman however, with most of the objections being little different than anti-vax. I'd rather avoid ...
by Sarah Kirschbaum
May 19th, 2019, 12:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: It’s raining again/still, time to do a cellar inventory.
Replies: 19
Views: 693

Re: It’s raining again/still, time to do a cellar inventory.

We did the full monty 3 years ago when all the wine was moved into the new house's cellar. Figured we might as well, since we had to rack it all (or most) anyway. Got the whole thing bottle perfect and organized by region, producer, wine and vintage. It took days, working pretty much all day against...
by Sarah Kirschbaum
May 19th, 2019, 6:31 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: If you have 250 or more btls in your cellar, why are u not on CT?
Replies: 113
Views: 3322

Re: If you have 250 or more btls in your cellar, why are u not on CT?

I think people would be surprised at how quickly the conversion to CT can be done, if you have anything like a decent spreadsheet. But anyway... Excel is an incredibly powerful tool, but it's a work horse, not an interactive experience or user friendly. That may not matter to folks, I get it, as not...
by Sarah Kirschbaum
May 17th, 2019, 2:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Champagne are you drinking?
Replies: 623
Views: 36736

Re: Which Champagne are you drinking?

Today is my 5 year anniversary. We have a bottle of 1973 Dom Perignon on ice right now while my husband goes to fetch fried chicken. I'll report back. :) Congrats! '73 is my favorite DP vintage from the 1970's. Thanks Ray! I've only had it once and it was great. Fingers crossed. The bottle looks gr...
by Sarah Kirschbaum
May 17th, 2019, 12:35 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Impossible burgers
Replies: 32
Views: 965

Re: Impossible burgers

and while on the subject are they actually good for you? In my opinion, no. It is not a healthy choice. I'm all for eating less meat, or eating none at all, if you prefer and are still getting your nutrients. But these meat alternatives are highly processed and contain questionable ingredients, som...
by Sarah Kirschbaum
May 17th, 2019, 8:30 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Champagne are you drinking?
Replies: 623
Views: 36736

Re: Which Champagne are you drinking?

Today is my 5 year anniversary. We have a bottle of 1973 Dom Perignon on ice right now while my husband goes to fetch fried chicken. I'll report back. :) Congrats! '73 is my favorite DP vintage from the 1970's. Thanks Ray! I've only had it once and it was great. Fingers crossed. The bottle looks gr...
by Sarah Kirschbaum
May 17th, 2019, 7:49 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Champagne are you drinking?
Replies: 623
Views: 36736

Re: Which Champagne are you drinking?

Today is my 5 year anniversary. We have a bottle of 1973 Dom Perignon on ice right now while my husband goes to fetch fried chicken. I'll report back. :)
by Sarah Kirschbaum
May 15th, 2019, 10:12 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Need help picking Pink Sparkling....
Replies: 26
Views: 924

Re: Need help picking Pink Sparkling....

Any Egly-Ouriet fans out there? Big time! We LOVE the rose, nearly to the exclusion of all others (not quite). It is the NV rose against which I compare all others, and almost always think "it's good, but I'd rather drink Egly." That said, it isn't inexpensive and it is a larger, richer style. It's...
by Sarah Kirschbaum
May 13th, 2019, 4:35 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Using corked wine making Coq au vin
Replies: 44
Views: 1067

Re: Using corked wine making Coq au vin

I'm extremely sensitive to cork and have never had an issue cooking with tainted wine. I suppose it's possible it was there and I just didn't notice it. I've never experimented below boiling temperatures. I am not a scientist, only an experienced cook and braising with corked wine has never been an ...
by Sarah Kirschbaum
May 13th, 2019, 4:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Online wine auction offerings becoming sparse and pricey?
Replies: 61
Views: 3358

Re: Online wine auction offerings becoming sparse and pricey?

Have the NY auctions decreased in price by 10% to reflect sales tax? No, the adjustments are coming on the buyers' side, as noted already. Sellers are seriously considering venues other than the US for significant collections, though. It's even tougher choosing a venue for spirits, given taxes in H...
by Sarah Kirschbaum
May 13th, 2019, 12:17 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Using corked wine making Coq au vin
Replies: 44
Views: 1067

Re: Using corked wine making Coq au vin

Yep, no issues using corked wine to cook with, though, like Chuck, I've normally poured it down the sink in disgust before I think to save it.
by Sarah Kirschbaum
May 13th, 2019, 11:14 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Online wine auction offerings becoming sparse and pricey?
Replies: 61
Views: 3358

Re: Online wine auction offerings becoming sparse and pricey?

Part of the problem is auction houses competing. There are only so many competitive terms to be negotiated when trying to land a collection. If two auction houses are offering zero seller's premium, covering insurance, etc. then higher estimates becomes one of the only remaining points of competitio...
by Sarah Kirschbaum
May 12th, 2019, 5:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Is Sake the closest thing to wine that doesn't have grapes in it?
Replies: 57
Views: 1273

Re: Is Sake the closest thing to wine that doesn't have grapes in it?

No. Sake isn't much like wine at all, except some similarities in the way it's packaged, served and talked about. FWIW melon is a very common thing to smell in sake of a certain type. For being unalike, the back labels read eerily similar. Irrelevant. How the label reads has only to do with the fac...
by Sarah Kirschbaum
May 12th, 2019, 11:18 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Is Sake the closest thing to wine that doesn't have grapes in it?
Replies: 57
Views: 1273

Re: Is Sake the closest thing to wine that doesn't have grapes in it?

No. Sake isn't much like wine at all, except some similarities in the way it's packaged, served and talked about.

FWIW melon is a very common thing to smell in sake of a certain type.
by Sarah Kirschbaum
May 11th, 2019, 6:06 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Simple Meal Pleasures
Replies: 11
Views: 392

Re: Simple Meal Pleasures

Apparently I need to get my family into pork chops (or pork tenderloin, which I prefer)! Two of three have that as a go-to favorite, including my other love Suzanne! Get yourself some great chops from properly raised and butchered pigs and you'll never go back to tenderloin again. It's the filet mi...
by Sarah Kirschbaum
May 11th, 2019, 9:55 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Simple Meal Pleasures
Replies: 11
Views: 392

Re: Simple Meal Pleasures

Couldn't agree more about simple pleasure meals. Once a week, almost every week, we pan sear a couple of pork chops rubbed with mustard and tarragon, or mustard and curry, and serve with a salad and roasted vegetable. And every week I look forward to it.
by Sarah Kirschbaum
May 10th, 2019, 8:39 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Why do Americans eat cheese before a meal ?
Replies: 42
Views: 1110

Re: Why do Americans eat cheese before a meal ?

Al Osterheld wrote:
May 10th, 2019, 8:10 am
Alan should write a book on how to be cultured. Sure to be a best-seller.

-Al
So long as someone else punctuates it. ;-)
by Sarah Kirschbaum
May 9th, 2019, 5:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Coche-Dury Corton Charlemagne..."Red Burgundy Wine"?
Replies: 13
Views: 1369

Re: Coche-Dury Corton Charlemagne..."Red Burgundy Wine"?

Checking on a few auction sources. Immediate inquiries don't call it as a known thing, but that doesn't necessarily mean anything.
by Sarah Kirschbaum
May 9th, 2019, 10:11 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Wine Gods Are Angry - May 2019 FKA Leo's Blind Tasting Group
Replies: 33
Views: 1441

Re: The Wine Gods Are Angry - June 2019 FKA Leo's Blind Tasting Group

Especially sad to hear about your corked Borgo del Tiglio - that's an incredible wine showing beautifully right now. I was very much looking forward to trying that. I've never had the wine before in any vintage. They are delicious and very pretty when young, which is when most people drink them; bu...
by Sarah Kirschbaum
May 9th, 2019, 8:50 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Wine Gods Are Angry - May 2019 FKA Leo's Blind Tasting Group
Replies: 33
Views: 1441

Re: The Wine Gods Are Angry - June 2019 FKA Leo's Blind Tasting Group

Especially sad to hear about your corked Borgo del Tiglio - that's an incredible wine showing beautifully right now.
by Sarah Kirschbaum
May 9th, 2019, 8:33 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2014 Ramonet Morgeot (white)
Replies: 16
Views: 820

Re: TN: 2014 Ramonet Morgeot (white)

You are so lucky! Enjoy. We don't have the Morgeot, though. Just Vergers and Caillerets No hurry on those! I'm just about to get my Bourgogne Blanc 2014 out of storage, largely because they often use nomacork. Thanks William, good to know! We may pop one anyway, we'll see. It's one of my favorite t...
by Sarah Kirschbaum
May 9th, 2019, 4:54 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2014 Ramonet Morgeot (white)
Replies: 16
Views: 820

Re: TN: 2014 Ramonet Morgeot (white)

dcornutt wrote:
May 9th, 2019, 2:35 am
Sarah Kirschbaum wrote:
May 8th, 2019, 4:40 am
Don and Alan - your previous comments on 2014 were the catalyst for our buying a few cases, none of which we've touched yet. Perhaps we'll pop one this weekend to check in.
You are so lucky! Enjoy.
We don't have the Morgeot, though. Just Vergers and Caillerets
by Sarah Kirschbaum
May 9th, 2019, 4:33 am
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: What is top frequent flyer status really worth?
Replies: 36
Views: 1059

Re: What is top frequent flyer status really worth?

I’m in the same boat although still employed. All my work travel is domestic. Given the increase in EQD requirement to $15k and the cutback on the Aviator card’s potential for EQDs from $6k to $3k, I’ll be about $5k short. I fly mostly transcons and find that milesand copay is needed for the upgrad...
by Sarah Kirschbaum
May 8th, 2019, 3:10 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: New Espresso Machine
Replies: 159
Views: 9021

Re: New Espresso Machine

what's your grinder situation? Mazzer Mini, flat steel burs, manual doser. Love our Mazzer Mini. My husband can't do without it. He even packs the darn thing up and totes it to the NJ shore every year, just for drip coffee at the rental, which is something considering how NOT mini it actually is.
by Sarah Kirschbaum
May 8th, 2019, 4:40 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2014 Ramonet Morgeot (white)
Replies: 16
Views: 820

Re: TN: 2014 Ramonet Morgeot (white)

Don and Alan - your previous comments on 2014 were the catalyst for our buying a few cases, none of which we've touched yet. Perhaps we'll pop one this weekend to check in.
by Sarah Kirschbaum
May 7th, 2019, 1:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2017 Beaujolais
Replies: 36
Views: 2998

Re: 2017 Beaujolais

My local retailer is carrying a producer that I have not tried before, any comments: 2017 Yohan Lardy Moulin-a-Vent Vieilles Vignes de 1903 I just grabbed more Bouland. What you really need is magnums of the Morgon Delys, Robert. What I really need is better friends so that I can actually pop Maggi...
by Sarah Kirschbaum
May 7th, 2019, 6:13 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Champagne are you drinking?
Replies: 623
Views: 36736

Re: Which Champagne are you drinking?

EHeffner wrote:
May 7th, 2019, 5:27 am
The Ployez-Jacquemart rose referred to a few times in this thread. Would that be the extra Brut or the selection rose?
Mine was the extra brut.
by Sarah Kirschbaum
May 7th, 2019, 4:12 am
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Paris itinerary / wine accessible restaurants
Replies: 24
Views: 812

Re: Paris itinerary / wine accessible restaurants

Kelly Walker wrote:
May 6th, 2019, 10:32 pm
La Cagouille no wine? This time of year they have the Chablis fest. Raveneau and Dauvissat at reasonable prices with buttered razor clams. No-brainer!
The OP is one of the chromatically challenged, red only. It's tragic.
by Sarah Kirschbaum
May 6th, 2019, 7:06 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Are you buying white burg to cellar for 10+ yrs?
Replies: 66
Views: 2563

Re: Are you buying white burg to cellar for 10+ yrs?

Selectively, yes. I love white burgundy too much to give up completely. Since we usually buy 6-12 of wines we know we like, we're able to taste along the way and decide which consumption needs to be accelerated and which seems to be holding up. It is no guarantee, of course, but I am hopeful there w...
by Sarah Kirschbaum
May 5th, 2019, 2:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Champagne are you drinking?
Replies: 623
Views: 36736

Re: Which Champagne are you drinking?

The other night at the house with friends: 2002 Pommery Cuvée Louise Brut - has gained some depth in the year (to the day) since I last pulled a bottle, and is showing nicely. Light and bright is still the story, but there is some more complexity and rounder finish now. A very good starter champagne...
by Sarah Kirschbaum
May 5th, 2019, 12:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Champagne are you drinking?
Replies: 623
Views: 36736

Re: Which Champagne are you drinking?

Ployez-Jacquemart NV rose last night before dinner on the deck was very enjoyable, with a nice citrus back to it and some spicy notes on the finish. Very nice, though it will likely not be a reload for us when the 4 I bought are gone. They will be a pleasure to drink. Sarah, This is one of my favor...
by Sarah Kirschbaum
May 5th, 2019, 5:33 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Champagne are you drinking?
Replies: 623
Views: 36736

Re: Which Champagne are you drinking?

Ployez-Jacquemart NV rose last night before dinner on the deck was very enjoyable, with a nice citrus back to it and some spicy notes on the finish. Very nice, though it will likely not be a reload for us when the 4 I bought are gone. They will be a pleasure to drink.
by Sarah Kirschbaum
May 4th, 2019, 8:29 am
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: What is top frequent flyer status really worth?
Replies: 36
Views: 1059

Re: What is top frequent flyer status really worth?

Thanks all - interesting mix of perspectives. I get domestic lounge access through my cards, so yes it's the international lounges I care about. The hours spent in the cabanas at Cathay Pacific's First Class Lounge at HKG are pretty sweet memories for me! I do care about flying front of the bus inte...
by Sarah Kirschbaum
May 3rd, 2019, 1:44 pm
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: What is top frequent flyer status really worth?
Replies: 36
Views: 1059

Re: What is top frequent flyer status really worth?

oh sure - I know 'worth it' only has real meaning if the words 'to me' are included, just curious if others have gone through the process for themselves and what their thoughts and conclusions were. Not looking for anyone to make the call for me.
by Sarah Kirschbaum
May 3rd, 2019, 12:57 pm
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: What is top frequent flyer status really worth?
Replies: 36
Views: 1059

Re: What is top frequent flyer status really worth?

I haven't done the actual math, but I've been in a similar boat as you. Besides the upgrades as an EXP on AA, my favorite part was the phone line when things went wrong. That's something premium fares don't help out on in the slightest. Unless you find some mileage runs to places you want to go, I ...
by Sarah Kirschbaum
May 3rd, 2019, 12:24 pm
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: What is top frequent flyer status really worth?
Replies: 36
Views: 1059

What is top frequent flyer status really worth?

I find myself in a funny situation this year. I was laid off my job, which involved frequent travel, a month ago and don't expect to start a new one until after July 4 or later, and I don't know at this point how much travel that job will entail. I've never had much trouble qualifying for Executive ...
by Sarah Kirschbaum
May 2nd, 2019, 4:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Is Guigal a casualty of Parker’s retirement
Replies: 237
Views: 9748

Re: Is Guigal a casualty of Parker’s retirement

I disagree that retail prices are irrelevant. The initial post didn't specify auction vs. retail. Also, retail prices do influence the auction market. You listed a couple of examples that could be the case at times. But I can tell you that I tried to buy 90 La Turque in an auction two weeks ago, an...
by Sarah Kirschbaum
May 2nd, 2019, 3:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Is Guigal a casualty of Parker’s retirement
Replies: 237
Views: 9748

Re: Is Guigal a casualty of Parker’s retirement

As someone who has bought (and continues to buy) both older and newer LaLas, I find the premise to this thread questionable. There is no doubt that older LaLas have increased in price over the past few years. If you follow wine-searcher prices (and don't just look at the average), as I do, you will...
by Sarah Kirschbaum
May 2nd, 2019, 12:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Is Guigal a casualty of Parker’s retirement
Replies: 237
Views: 9748

Re: Is Guigal a casualty of Parker’s retirement

If you don't like a wine, for you it's not a wine of high quality. Wine isn't cognitive but a matter of tasting, and thus a matter of taste, the actual kind and not the cultural metaphor . Sorry for the thread drift, but I do not believe the above is true. There are standards of quality in wine, re...
by Sarah Kirschbaum
May 2nd, 2019, 11:40 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Is Guigal a casualty of Parker’s retirement
Replies: 237
Views: 9748

Re: Is Guigal a casualty of Parker’s retirement

If you don't like a wine, for you it's not a wine of high quality. Wine isn't cognitive but a matter of tasting, and thus a matter of taste, the actual kind and not the cultural metaphor . Sorry for the thread drift, but I do not believe the above is true. There are standards of quality in wine, re...
by Sarah Kirschbaum
May 2nd, 2019, 4:45 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2002 François Raveneau Chablis 1er Cru Butteaux
Replies: 18
Views: 1173

Re: TN: 2002 François Raveneau Chablis 1er Cru Butteaux

Great note Sarah. You have great taste ! I recently pickedmup some late release 96 MdT and Valmur. Thanks Nick. I can't claim credit for this exact wine being in the cellar - it came from my husband's dowry, as we like to refer to our pre-martial cellars. He has good taste for sure, though some con...
by Sarah Kirschbaum
May 1st, 2019, 6:35 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Are you buying and 2017 wines or passing
Replies: 12
Views: 812

Re: Are you buying and 2017 wines or passing

What region(s) are you asking about?
by Sarah Kirschbaum
April 30th, 2019, 7:06 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Monthly check-in: Cellar inventory reduction plan
Replies: 406
Views: 18629

Re: Monthly check-in: Cellar inventory reduction plan

My best month possibly ever! Consumed: 46 Purchased: 1 Net: -45 The 17 bottles of rye and 6 bottles of gin we bought don't count, right? I am stunned. What a turnaround. One day remains, however. Oh ye of little faith. Surely I can make it another 12 or so hours. Only a well priced bottle of Drouhi...
by Sarah Kirschbaum
April 30th, 2019, 5:54 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Monthly check-in: Cellar inventory reduction plan
Replies: 406
Views: 18629

Re: Monthly check-in: Cellar inventory reduction plan

My best month possibly ever!

Consumed: 46
Purchased: 1
Net: -45

The 17 bottles of rye and 6 bottles of gin we bought don't count, right?
by Sarah Kirschbaum
April 30th, 2019, 5:30 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2002 François Raveneau Chablis 1er Cru Butteaux
Replies: 18
Views: 1173

Re: TN: 2002 François Raveneau Chablis 1er Cru Butteaux

alan weinberg wrote:
April 29th, 2019, 8:46 pm
lovely note, by the way. Isn’t it great to reach into the cellar and have cases of aged Chablis to drink?
It is great, though the number of cases isn't many. I thought I was backing up the truck, back in the day. If I'd know how out of reach these would get, I would have chosen a bigger truck.

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