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by c fu
December 9th, 2018, 3:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Two Burgs with Jerry
Replies: 14
Views: 665

Re: TN: Two Burgs with Jerry

Don't mean to overstep my bounds, but the service sounds atrocious. Perhaps a little less hipness and a little more efficiently would be in order. Curious what a restaurant with attitude has for corkage. $40 per, 2 b max. Zalto glassware. Asked for a decant and somm said yes but never returned to d...
by c fu
December 9th, 2018, 10:47 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: NV Krug Champagne Brut Grande Cuvée Edition 163eme (France, Champagne)
Replies: 9
Views: 421

Re: TN: NV Krug Champagne Brut Grande Cuvée Edition 163eme (France, Champagne)

alan weinberg wrote:
December 9th, 2018, 10:26 am
is it my imagination or are they banging out successive renditions more rapidly now? Seems like 163-6 happened in less than a year?
164 came out summer of 2017. So yeah 3 releases in less than 2 years. Great marketing change on their end
by c fu
December 6th, 2018, 8:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Burgundy - why is it so often cloudy?
Replies: 30
Views: 1231

Re: Burgundy - why is it so often cloudy?

Todd F r e n c h wrote:
December 6th, 2018, 7:14 pm
I’ve noticed that while all old wines have a tendency to be cloudy, burgundy is more often so than others like Cab or Bordeaux or Syrah. Is this a reality, or just my experience? If so, why?
Sediment might be more fine? Settles if you stand it up for a little bit
by c fu
December 6th, 2018, 5:45 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Eating and Drinking in Los Angeles
Replies: 625
Views: 29212

Re: Eating and Drinking in Los Angeles

David Cooper wrote:
December 6th, 2018, 5:18 pm
Turns out I got a phone reservation. Very excited. Thanks Charlie and Robert for encouraging me.

Cancelled Osteria Mozza and added Broken Spanish. Anyone know of a late night place near Disney for Sunday night?
disneyland?
by c fu
December 6th, 2018, 2:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN's: Krug, Cristal, Leflaive... at Marea
Replies: 16
Views: 669

Re: TN's: Krug, Cristal, Leflaive... at Marea

alan weinberg wrote:
December 6th, 2018, 11:22 am
super notes—fun to read. I have a magnum of that 99 Dujac CSD somewhere in the cellar . . . sounds like anytime is fine to open.

I posted recently on the 99 Ponsot CdlR, similar notes—a big wine.

I’m willing to nominate you for mayor of Champagne.
I’m here for you on that magnum
by c fu
December 6th, 2018, 2:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A trip through the "Golden Age" of California Cab - tasting of 60-70s California Cabernet
Replies: 28
Views: 1107

A trip through the "Golden Age" of California Cab - tasting of 60-70s California Cabernet

We've been tossing around the idea of doing a dinner around older California cab for some time. We finally got off our asses and did it. We targeted the late 60s to 70s as there were some absolutely amazing wines made during that time, my personal favorite period. Mr. Golden8wines.com set up an awes...
by c fu
December 6th, 2018, 12:36 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Eating and Drinking in Los Angeles
Replies: 625
Views: 29212

Re: Eating and Drinking in Los Angeles

Thanks c fu. Would we have a chance of walking up and getting a table at around 5:30? The earliest reservation they seem to have is around 9:30. We aren't looking for Blue Plate specials yet but that is a bit late for us. yep 5:30 you can walk up and sit at the chef's counter or an outdoor table (m...
by c fu
December 5th, 2018, 1:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wineberserkers LA Offline: 85-2004 Krug Edition
Replies: 9
Views: 599

Re: Wineberserkers LA Offline: 85-2004 Krug Edition

edwardmilstein wrote:
December 5th, 2018, 6:13 am
Nice line up and inspired menu. Haven't done a champagne only dinner since Spain in the mid 00's. Do love the 88, but how was the 90 showing ?
The 90 was a powerhouse - very dense, but showing more oxidative edges similar to the 85. I'd say a younger more amped up version of the 85
by c fu
December 5th, 2018, 1:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wineberserkers LA Offline: 85-2004 Krug Edition
Replies: 9
Views: 599

Re: Wineberserkers LA Offline: 85-2004 Krug Edition

Nice...any thoughts on the 1985? I've got one I've been hanging on to for some time... Thanks Initially the bottle was a bit too cold and showed empty. I wasn't expecting a ton since I felt 85 has been falling off a bit. But once this warmed up it really grew into this round filled bubbly, loads of...
by c fu
December 5th, 2018, 10:39 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Don Perignon "vintage" without date?
Replies: 20
Views: 897

Re: Don Perignon "vintage" without date?

The bottle in questionwas definitely full (I could see the fill level), so the "event bottle" theory sounds good to me. Sine the restaurant is in the hotel we're staying in, I'll ask the sommelier if I get a chance. It’s real. It’s just something they do for certain places. I don’t know what the be...
by c fu
December 5th, 2018, 9:02 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Don Perignon "vintage" without date?
Replies: 20
Views: 897

Re: Don Perignon "vintage" without date?

It’s one sold directly to clubs and restaurants where the clients don’t care about vintages.
by c fu
December 4th, 2018, 8:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Have Sauternes prices crashed?
Replies: 23
Views: 1147

Re: Have Sauternes prices crashed?

can something that was never really high crash?
by c fu
December 4th, 2018, 7:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wineberserkers LA Offline: 85-2004 Krug Edition
Replies: 9
Views: 599

Wineberserkers LA Offline: 85-2004 Krug Edition

Sorry missing the 89. But we were able to enjoy the other 10 vintages released from 1985-2004 Killer time at Longo Seafood in Rosemead. Live King Crab prepped 3 ways, live geoduck 2 ways, live spot prawns, whole suckling pig, live aussie spiny lobster prepped 2 days. Went awesome with the Krug. Than...
by c fu
December 4th, 2018, 6:50 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Eating and Drinking in Los Angeles
Replies: 625
Views: 29212

Re: Eating and Drinking in Los Angeles

I will be in DTLA next week and have two reservations, Osteria Mozza and Otium. We need one more in the Downtown area. We were thinking Broken Spanish. Is BYOB an idea at any of these places? My Mrs spends a lot of time in LA and has had great meals at Otium and BS, we are going to Mozza after our ...
by c fu
December 4th, 2018, 5:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else
Replies: 504
Views: 22209

Re: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else

The Bouzeron sold out at $38 a go? That's crazy. It's good but it's no way $38 a bottle good. Agree, seemed silly, though I guess not so much to go around in 2016? Anyway got any of the 2016 Ramonet? Charlie? Man, those went fast! I no buy ramonet. Do you not like them? Not so much cut or even inte...
by c fu
December 4th, 2018, 1:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else
Replies: 504
Views: 22209

Re: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else

Joshua Kates wrote:
December 4th, 2018, 12:34 pm
Anyway got any of the 2016 Ramonet? Charlie? Man, those went fast!
I no buy ramonet.
by c fu
December 4th, 2018, 11:57 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else
Replies: 504
Views: 22209

Re: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else

I tend to buy pretty broadly from these offers, not too deeply, unless it’s something I drink a lot of like the rl Legras that was posted recently that I grabbed a few cases of. Probably about a case to case and a half a month from envoyer judging on the 8 cases that were just delivered from the la...
by c fu
December 3rd, 2018, 12:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Consumption if wine had no alcohol
Replies: 46
Views: 1372

Re: Consumption if wine had no alcohol

I'd definitely save a ton of Uber/Lyft bills. If it tasted exactly the same, it wouldn't matter to me if it had alcohol or not.
by c fu
December 3rd, 2018, 9:59 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Eating and Drinking in Los Angeles
Replies: 625
Views: 29212

Re: Eating and Drinking in Los Angeles

Will be going to Factory Kitchen for the first time on Fri Dec. 14th. Group of 10 diners. Any recent diners have food recs. and/or know of current corkage policy? Obviously, I can simply call the restaurant about the corkage, but thought I might as well ask here, too. i don't know if it's still sup...
by c fu
December 3rd, 2018, 8:59 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How much did you pay for your wine collection?
Replies: 64
Views: 2803

Re: How much did you pay for your wine collection?

Sarah Kirschbaum wrote:
December 3rd, 2018, 8:20 am
I know my existing cellar, undrunk, is ostensibly worth more than I've spent on all bottles, including those consumed, since I started keeping track. I choose to think this statistic means I've been drinking for free.
He’s just asking what you paid for what’s currently in the cellar.
by c fu
December 2nd, 2018, 10:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How much did you pay for your wine collection?
Replies: 64
Views: 2803

Re: How much did you pay for your wine collection?

Cost of bottles currently in collection? Lifetime?
by c fu
November 30th, 2018, 3:31 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Krug Vertical Tasting: Longo Seafood, Rosemead CA 12-1-18
Replies: 107
Views: 2659

Re: Krug Vertical Tasting: Longo Seafood, Rosemead CA 12-1-18

We are all good. A friend of mine offered to pay for scott’s Krug and will be attending.

Thank you Scott for delivering it!
by c fu
November 30th, 2018, 2:06 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Krug Vertical Tasting: Longo Seafood, Rosemead CA 12-1-18
Replies: 107
Views: 2659

Re: Krug Vertical Tasting: Longo Seafood, Rosemead CA 12-1-18

Scott Watkins wrote:
November 30th, 2018, 9:37 am
Sadly I'm going to have to back out of this one I have to go out of town tomorrow morning and deal with some family issues ugh. But if anyone is around today or this evening I am happy to drop off my 2000 so you all can enjoy it tomorrow. Let me know. Just hate to miss this!
Messaged you!
by c fu
November 29th, 2018, 7:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: More 2015 Northern Rhone
Replies: 11
Views: 1583

Re: More 2015 Northern Rhone

The 12 is ridiculously delicious right now if you’re looking for a young in
by c fu
November 29th, 2018, 6:16 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Krug Vertical Tasting: Longo Seafood, Rosemead CA 12-1-18
Replies: 107
Views: 2659

Re: Krug Vertical Tasting: Longo Seafood, Rosemead CA 12-1-18

More details Longo seafood - 7540 Garvey. Rosemead. Time: 630 pm Payment: they only take 2 credit cards per party. Please bring cash or have venmo/PayPal/bankpay. I’d recommend roughly $150 in cash. Could be more could be less. But that’s a rough estimate. Please bring one extra $10 bill. I’ll be ti...
by c fu
November 29th, 2018, 3:03 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Sous vide fried chicken?
Replies: 43
Views: 1179

Re: Sous vide fried chicken?

johngonzales wrote:
November 29th, 2018, 1:30 pm
MitchTallan wrote:
September 28th, 2018, 4:11 pm
I hope to live to see the day in which no one uses the word "tasty" any more.
Good luck with that. Do you not use the word “smelly” either?
Mitch is perfect
by c fu
November 29th, 2018, 3:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Krug Rose with age and lobster curry
Replies: 13
Views: 562

Re: TN: Krug Rose with age and lobster curry

Fred C wrote:
November 29th, 2018, 2:49 pm
c fu wrote:
November 29th, 2018, 2:37 pm
psh. i'm sure it was fine, spent most of the time underwater!! ;D
I knew Fu would hate so I took a photo showing how effervescent it was ;)
second pic flat tho. Sure first one wasn't Caribbean soda?!
by c fu
November 29th, 2018, 2:38 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Krug Vertical Tasting: Longo Seafood, Rosemead CA 12-1-18
Replies: 107
Views: 2659

Re: Krug Vertical Tasting: Longo Seafood, Rosemead CA 12-1-18

dang! fast approaching!

Reservation is under Charlie Fu
by c fu
November 29th, 2018, 2:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Krug Rose with age and lobster curry
Replies: 13
Views: 562

Re: TN: Krug Rose with age and lobster curry

psh. i'm sure it was fine, spent most of the time underwater!! ;D
by c fu
November 29th, 2018, 1:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: More 2015 Northern Rhone
Replies: 11
Views: 1583

Re: More 2015 Northern Rhone

How much air did you give the Jamet?
by c fu
November 28th, 2018, 2:05 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Sous vide fried chicken?
Replies: 43
Views: 1179

Re: Sous vide fried chicken?

ybarselah wrote:
November 28th, 2018, 1:49 pm
sous vide with pickle juice is amazing.

charlie - what's your karaage mix??
super basic

https://www.geniuskitchen.com/recipe/ja ... age-494787

I don't add flour (i think some recipes call for it). I use sweet potato starch.
by c fu
November 28th, 2018, 1:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Paul’s excellent krug adventure
Replies: 8
Views: 531

Re: Paul’s excellent krug adventure

too bad about that 88 Mesnil. Fresh bottles are soooooooooooodamngood
by c fu
November 28th, 2018, 1:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Drinking Rudi's treasures in NYC
Replies: 89
Views: 3941

Re: Drinking Rudi's treasures in NYC

JasonHernandez wrote:
November 28th, 2018, 1:14 pm
Brent C l a y t o n wrote:
November 28th, 2018, 11:01 am
JG Salazar wrote:
November 28th, 2018, 9:38 am


[wow.gif]
Ya might as well make your first post a memorable one... pepsi newhere [smileyvault-ban.gif]
Sorry, but I don't understand. Ban? Why?

Jason
Brent is making a joke, Jason you're welcome at any dinner I'm at but a Rudy based dinner would be awesome for you to attend :D
by c fu
November 28th, 2018, 9:14 am
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Flights to Paris....am I missing something?
Replies: 24
Views: 808

Re: Flights to Paris....am I missing something?

Norwegian is a good airline. It’s nowhere near the shit show of other budget airlines. Just gotta pay some fees for basic stuff but even with that the flights are super cheap.
by c fu
November 27th, 2018, 6:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2014 Tercero Gewürztraminer The Outlier
Replies: 9
Views: 257

Re: TN: 2014 Tercero Gewürztraminer The Outlier

Love this wine.
by c fu
November 27th, 2018, 3:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Some Keller Rieslings victims of speculation
Replies: 127
Views: 4091

Re: Keller Riesling like Louis Vuitton – I said it long ago.

I looked back over old email offers and the price (at least in NYC) for hubacker and kirschpiel are literally unchanged since the 2010 vintage. Sort of blows up this story...yes prices for the higher gg are probably up if you can find them. But imagine if coche meursault was the same release price ...
by c fu
November 27th, 2018, 1:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Some Keller Rieslings victims of speculation
Replies: 127
Views: 4091

Re: Keller Riesling like Louis Vuitton – I said it long ago.

Alan Rath wrote:
November 27th, 2018, 1:04 pm
Keller is the SQN of Germany. It's a good thing to have a lightning rod wine like these to attract the big spenders, and leave all the other equally great (or better, for my tastes) wines to the rest of us mere mortals.
Your post reminded me you still have some Keller for me. LOL
by c fu
November 26th, 2018, 12:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: UPS Really Sucks and should never be used to ship wine!
Replies: 108
Views: 4765

Re: UPS Really Sucks and should never be used to ship wine!

I'm being entertained by delivery exception notices from Fedex. Fedex isn't smart enough to learn that the locker facility a shipment is going to doesn't open until 11am. This is the 2nd or 3rd time they've tried to deliver. Does FedEx allow you to specify a delivery time? no, Alan just wants all t...
by c fu
November 26th, 2018, 11:40 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: a couple Burgs this weekend.
Replies: 18
Views: 863

Re: TN: a couple Burgs this weekend.

Fred C wrote:
November 26th, 2018, 11:10 am
Congrats on both children becoming attorneys and not physicians!
poor kids, won't be able to open DRC for their kids =(
by c fu
November 26th, 2018, 9:53 am
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: The Water Thread - Europe
Replies: 5
Views: 323

Re: The Water Thread - Europe

Zurich - A+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ everywhere.
by c fu
November 25th, 2018, 10:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: PA Wine Hunter: 2008 Dom $146
Replies: 4
Views: 515

Re: PA Wine Hunter: 2008 Dom $146

PA is having 10% off today for things in stock online -- The 2008 Dom (Legacy) at $162-10% is pretty good: https://www.finewineandgoodspirits.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?catalogId=10051&storeId=10051&productId=2251564 Also saw the 2010 Coche Corton Charlie https://www.finewineandgo...
by c fu
November 25th, 2018, 5:21 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Falltacular 2019--Saturday, 2/16/2019 @ My Place In The OC
Replies: 67
Views: 1711

Re: Falltacular 2019--Saturday, 2/16/2019 @ My Place In The OC

Brian Tuite wrote:
November 25th, 2018, 7:23 am
L e o F r o k i c wrote:
November 22nd, 2018, 9:19 pm
I donated thru their website, no time to go to post office this week.
Your name isn’t on the attendee list. Better follow up.
Probably not updated due to the holidays
by c fu
November 25th, 2018, 1:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Walter Scott Wines: Good people and . . .
Replies: 20
Views: 1679

Re: Walter Scott Wines: Good people and . . .

T. Altmayer wrote:
November 25th, 2018, 12:46 pm
The Gamay was a a beautiful wine, thanks to all for suggesting.
Had it yesterday. Delicious. Really great concentration on the wine while keeping light on its feet.
by c fu
November 24th, 2018, 8:48 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Falltacular 2019--Saturday, 2/16/2019 @ My Place In The OC
Replies: 67
Views: 1711

Re: Falltacular 2019--Saturday, 2/16/2019 @ My Place In The OC

Ted Erfer wrote:
November 24th, 2018, 1:52 pm
L e o F r o k i c wrote:
November 22nd, 2018, 9:19 pm
I donated thru their website, no time to go to post office this week.

Wow --- was that even an option????
No. Lol
by c fu
November 24th, 2018, 8:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2008 Dom Perignon
Replies: 28
Views: 1991

Re: 2008 Dom Perignon

AndrewH wrote:
November 24th, 2018, 12:51 pm
Neal.Mollen wrote:
November 24th, 2018, 9:02 am
c fu wrote:
November 24th, 2018, 8:22 am
Had it last night. Great champer.
Baller
How does it pair with cigars?
I assume awful. Don’t smoke cigars. I left that to the bourbon drinkers.
by c fu
November 24th, 2018, 10:33 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2008 Dom Perignon
Replies: 28
Views: 1991

Re: 2008 Dom Perignon

R@y.Tupp@+sch wrote:
November 24th, 2018, 10:06 am
Crop the $20 first.
CASH ON TABLE PLAYS
by c fu
November 24th, 2018, 8:22 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2008 Dom Perignon
Replies: 28
Views: 1991

Re: 2008 Dom Perignon

Had it last night. Great champer.

by c fu
November 23rd, 2018, 7:21 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Krug Vertical Tasting: Longo Seafood, Rosemead CA 12-1-18
Replies: 107
Views: 2659

Re: Krug Vertical Tasting: Longo Seafood, Rosemead CA 12-1-18

Andre M wrote:
November 22nd, 2018, 2:51 pm
There is a bottle of 89 Krug on the market for about $50 per person to complete the vertical.
Huge overpay for a just ok champagne.

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