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by c fu
November 18th, 2020, 1:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 67 Pall Mall - U.S. Equivalent
Replies: 17
Views: 1507

Re: 67 Pall Mall - U.S. Equivalent

Been doing this almost every week since the April among a group all along the west coast. Tapered off a bit in the last month, but with new restrictions, probably ramp up again. Doing a fall sake tasting next week.

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by c fu
November 17th, 2020, 6:49 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: Freshly tinned Astrea Caviar in stock for Thanksgiving - 25% off all orders with code CLAYFU
Replies: 14
Views: 1367

Re: Freshly tinned Astrea Caviar in stock - 25% off all orders with code CLAYFU

gene keenan wrote:
November 17th, 2020, 11:42 am
I bought 80 grams just to try it. I haven't had anything from Astrea before. If it's as good as it looks Ill stock up for New Years.
blast from the past! Hope you're well Gene
by c fu
November 10th, 2020, 8:29 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1999 Drouhin VR Petits Monts
Replies: 19
Views: 1013

Re: TN: 1999 Drouhin VR Petits Monts

Jay Miller wrote:
November 10th, 2020, 6:07 am
c fu wrote:
November 10th, 2020, 12:12 am
what are some WOW vintages of this wine? I don't feel like i've ever been blown away by it.
1993 for one.
Just had a 93 last month, was not blown away by it. [snort.gif] I was hoping it was gonna be good too! Was pretty tight on open - we gave it plenty of time and it just never came alive.
by c fu
November 10th, 2020, 12:12 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1999 Drouhin VR Petits Monts
Replies: 19
Views: 1013

Re: TN: 1999 Drouhin VR Petits Monts

what are some WOW vintages of this wine? I don't feel like i've ever been blown away by it.
by c fu
November 9th, 2020, 10:06 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Waygu beef from Costco. Too Much Fat!!!
Replies: 38
Views: 1648

Re: Waygu beef from Costco. Too Much Fat!!!

IMO one of the best cuts of A5 is lifter (rib cap). It's inexpensive and spectacularly good, and has less innate fat than ribeye or strip, so it has a fantastic texture. the blade/lifter is different from the rib cap - it's on top of the rib cap Yeah it’s a different cut but people call it rib cap ...
by c fu
November 8th, 2020, 9:26 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Waygu beef from Costco. Too Much Fat!!!
Replies: 38
Views: 1648

Re: Waygu beef from Costco. Too Much Fat!!!

Mich@el Ch@ng wrote:
November 8th, 2020, 5:06 pm
IMO one of the best cuts of A5 is lifter (rib cap). It's inexpensive and spectacularly good, and has less innate fat than ribeye or strip, so it has a fantastic texture.
the blade/lifter is different from the rib cap - it's on top of the rib cap
by c fu
November 8th, 2020, 8:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A Ramonet Rampage
Replies: 6
Views: 865

Re: A Ramonet Rampage

14 ramonet is quite the tasty treat
by c fu
November 7th, 2020, 10:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: My Confession. Not allowing time to open.
Replies: 45
Views: 2605

Re: My Confession. Not allowing time to open.

I am also guilty as charged. But doesn't that really mean we are drinking the wines too young? I've never had this issue with a 60 year old BDX. No not at all - old wine needs time to breath too. I always give the analogy of Grandpa Joe in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory needing time staying in t...
by c fu
November 7th, 2020, 10:01 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: ALL GONE
Replies: 5
Views: 698

Re: ALL GONE

damn. great price justin. would have grabbed some for sure!
by c fu
November 7th, 2020, 3:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Offsite Wine Storage
Replies: 54
Views: 2640

Re: Offsite Wine Storage

Update - three options within 50mi of me (Scottsdale): Option 1 (Closest, about 5 miles): ~$6.25 per case/mo . Services include: 24/7 access, delivery acceptance and dedicated wine tasting area, member events Option 2 (Mid Distance, about 15 miles): ~$5.85 per case/mo . Services include: 24/7 acces...
by c fu
November 4th, 2020, 8:32 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Levet Cote Rotie
Replies: 19
Views: 1234

Re: Levet Cote Rotie

07 is amazing for them. We did a odd number vertical from 05-15 and the 07 blew everything out of the water with its balance and purity of fruit. I really like their 12s if you're looking for a near vintage Sounds like I hit the jackpot with '07. It was really a random purchase too. No wonder it wa...
by c fu
November 4th, 2020, 8:09 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Levet Cote Rotie
Replies: 19
Views: 1234

Re: Levet Cote Rotie

07 is amazing for them. We did a odd number vertical from 05-15 and the 07 blew everything out of the water with its balance and purity of fruit. I really like their 12s if you're looking for a near vintage
by c fu
November 3rd, 2020, 8:23 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Got a disappointed bottle, but Problem Resolved
Replies: 211
Views: 9260

Re: Got a disappointed bottle, but Problem Resolved

I am not sure why you would think from the OP that it was cooked. Cooked wines are pretty distinctive. None of the descriptors he used suggested that that was the problem. Someone that doesn't know the difference between cooked/corked is not a reliable narrator on exactly what flaws he's consuming....
by c fu
November 2nd, 2020, 9:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine for election night? (Mod- next political post gets a 24hour suspension)
Replies: 270
Views: 10859

Re: Wine for election night?

David Wright wrote:
November 2nd, 2020, 9:42 pm
David Wright wrote:
November 2nd, 2020, 8:24 pm
"edited for politics"
As if. You guys are a bad joke.

Mark Squires, meet Mark Squires.
You know we have a politics forum just for what your comment entailed right? feel free to join it and go wild
by c fu
November 2nd, 2020, 9:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: AMA - William Kelley edition - 12/09/2020 5:30PST
Replies: 56
Views: 1940

Re: AMA - William Kelley edition - 12/09/2020 5:30PST

For those that can’t make it, we’ll post the video, sheesh! If we have enough demand, maybe we need to do a repeat, or I should raise the number of max attendees for one session. Then we’d have too many questions...might want to do this as a moderated video instead, where questions are submitted an...
by c fu
November 2nd, 2020, 9:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Got a disappointed bottle, but Problem Resolved
Replies: 211
Views: 9260

Re: Got a disappointed bottle, but Problem Resolved

Been staying out of this, but the name thing is a bit weird. Even more so when you consider that in the only other review by him, the business owner commented on it calling them Bruce. So now it’s between Chris, Sebastian and Bruce. Why am i defending this guy, i don't know. But it's clear looking ...
by c fu
November 2nd, 2020, 9:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: AMA - William Kelley edition - 12/09/2020 5:30PST
Replies: 56
Views: 1940

Re: AMA - William Kelley edition - 12/09/2020 5:30PST

Kris Patten wrote:
November 2nd, 2020, 9:18 pm
c fu wrote:
November 2nd, 2020, 8:57 pm
THERE IS NO INVITE LIST. FIRST COME FIRST SERVE. STOP PM-ING ME. LOL

READ THE FIRST POST
Charlie, I'd be interested. Please PM.
I would jokingly say sent like I did with Todd, but then i'd get 19 PMs in a hour
by c fu
November 2nd, 2020, 9:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine for election night? (Mod- next political post gets a 24hour suspension)
Replies: 270
Views: 10859

Re: Wine for election night?

ya'll can't help yourself. One more political comment we have to delete/edit this thread is locked and that user is suspended for 24 hours. Not sure how many warnings we need to give
by c fu
November 2nd, 2020, 9:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Got a disappointed bottle, but Problem Resolved
Replies: 211
Views: 9260

Re: Got a disappointed bottle, but Problem Resolved

Counterpoint to "Chris Peng" and Charlie Fu. I'm also a young (at least by this board's standards 👀) Chinese guy, and I've never had a bad experience at K&L. I've always been treated with respect, and taken seriously. More to the point, it's never even occurred to me that you'd try to return wine. ...
by c fu
November 2nd, 2020, 9:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Got a disappointed bottle, but Problem Resolved
Replies: 211
Views: 9260

Re: Got a disappointed bottle, but Problem Resolved

Counterpoint to "Chris Peng" and Charlie Fu. I'm also a young (at least by this board's standards 👀) Chinese guy, and I've never had a bad experience at K&L. I've always been treated with respect, and taken seriously. More to the point, it's never even occurred to me that you'd try to return wine. ...
by c fu
November 2nd, 2020, 9:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Got a disappointed bottle, but Problem Resolved
Replies: 211
Views: 9260

Re: Got a disappointed bottle, but Problem Resolved

Dont know if you read this thread earlier but both his post, the title, and the video have all been totally edited/removed. The wording is totally different, and you might react differently if you saw his original post. I read it from the get go and commented early on that the wine looked & sounded...
by c fu
November 2nd, 2020, 8:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: AMA - William Kelley edition - 12/09/2020 5:30PST
Replies: 56
Views: 1940

Re: AMA - William Kelley edition - 12/09/2020 5:30PST

THERE IS NO INVITE LIST. FIRST COME FIRST SERVE. STOP PM-ING ME. LOL

READ THE FIRST POST
by c fu
November 2nd, 2020, 8:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Got a disappointed bottle, but Problem Resolved
Replies: 211
Views: 9260

Re: Got a disappointed bottle, but Problem Resolved

Dont know if you read this thread earlier but both his post, the title, and the video have all been totally edited/removed. The wording is totally different, and you might react differently if you saw his original post. I read it from the get go and commented early on that the wine looked & sounded...
by c fu
November 2nd, 2020, 7:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: AMA - William Kelley edition - 12/09/2020 5:30PST
Replies: 56
Views: 1940

Re: AMA - William Kelley edition - 12/09/2020 5:30PST

Anyway we can ask questions ahead of time? Would be cool/more organized (and he can be more in-depth) I would prefer that those attending ask questions. The reason I don't have a sign up list is because people ask for invites, I PM them, follow up and they don't attend. So i'll leave it to those th...
by c fu
November 2nd, 2020, 7:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Got a disappointed bottle, but Problem Resolved
Replies: 211
Views: 9260

Re: Got a disappointed bottle, but Problem Resolved

It might not have been as long but the focus of the thread as a threat to action for K&L would have been the same. He could have been more magnanimous and inquisitive. This was basically a public gripe in order to make a retailer look bad. It wasn't inquiring about said retailer or what constitutes...
by c fu
November 2nd, 2020, 6:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Got a disappointed bottle, but Problem Resolved
Replies: 211
Views: 9260

Re: Got a disappointed bottle, but Problem Resolved

To be fair to OP - if he just said COOKED v CORKED we wouldn't really have this long thread of people teasing him, cause that cork is definitely a cooked wine. It might not have been as long but the focus of the thread as a threat to action for K&L would have been the same. He could have been more ...
by c fu
November 2nd, 2020, 6:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: AMA - William Kelley edition - 12/09/2020 5:30PST
Replies: 56
Views: 1940

Re: AMA - William Kelley edition - 12/09/2020 5:30PST

If sign up list is instituted I'd love to have my name on same. Thanks for doing this, sounds like a great night! If this is a sign-up thread, sign me up. If not, how do we sign up? Sames +2 If this is a sign-up thread, sign me up. If not, how do we sign up? +1 If this is a sign-up thread, sign me ...
by c fu
November 2nd, 2020, 6:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 14891
Views: 743471

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

walter scott aligote!!!
by c fu
November 2nd, 2020, 6:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Got a disappointed bottle, but Problem Resolved
Replies: 211
Views: 9260

Re: Got a disappointed bottle, but Problem Resolved

To be fair to OP - if he just said COOKED v CORKED we wouldn't really have this long thread of people teasing him, cause that cork is definitely a cooked wine.
by c fu
November 2nd, 2020, 2:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine for election night? (Mod- next political post gets a 24hour suspension)
Replies: 270
Views: 10859

Re: Wine for election night?

given that we might not know the results for a few days I'll probably take another glass of 2005 Musar from 3 oz bottle and do the celebrating/drowning of sorrows at dinner on Saturday. We might know. Nate Silver says ~60% chance we will know by 3:00 am. Nate Cohen at the NYT says we should have NC...
by c fu
November 2nd, 2020, 1:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine for election night? (Mod- next political post gets a 24hour suspension)
Replies: 270
Views: 10859

Re: Wine for election night?

no politics - only warning. Already removed one comment
by c fu
November 2nd, 2020, 1:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Contemporary Barolo?
Replies: 27
Views: 1642

Re: Contemporary Barolo?

I think it's hard to deny the fact that there's been a shift, even among those producers still considered "traditional," towards wines that, among other characteristics, are more accessible when young. I remember the days when it was pretty unpleasant to taste young barolo that actually seemed like...
by c fu
November 2nd, 2020, 1:12 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Eating and Drinking in Los Angeles
Replies: 1202
Views: 69461

Re: Eating and Drinking in Los Angeles

Has anyone been to Marche Moderne in Newport? yah not bad but for vegetarians - you're pretty limited to their appetizers. If I remember correctly I had two salads Thanks for the comments! Some esteem but on the low side. They’ll do something hot she’ll like, but may not be enough to warrant the 20...
by c fu
November 2nd, 2020, 12:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Offsite Wine Storage
Replies: 54
Views: 2640

Re: Offsite Wine Storage

A little bit of thread drift - how often do those of you with off-site storage visit the facility? The closest off-site for me is about a 45 minute drive (in another state), which seems too far away for a spur of the moment drop-in to pull something for dinner. Weighing buying another cabinet for t...
by c fu
November 2nd, 2020, 10:24 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Got a disappointed bottle, but Problem Resolved
Replies: 211
Views: 9260

Re: Don't waste your money on K&L wine at Redwood City

ATaylor wrote:
November 2nd, 2020, 9:51 am
Mods.....isn't the OP violating board rules on real name or having in signature line?
already been messaged
by c fu
November 2nd, 2020, 10:20 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Eating and Drinking in Los Angeles
Replies: 1202
Views: 69461

Re: Eating and Drinking in Los Angeles

I'm trying to make a reservation at a restaurant in LA for a celebration. Half the restaurants I called allow BYOB, the other half say it's not allowed and one told me it's against city mandates to allow BYOB. Anyone know if this is true? I've heard the same from more upscale restaurants but lookin...
by c fu
November 2nd, 2020, 10:11 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TNs from a most Civilized Lunch with Two Friends and One Roast Goat
Replies: 8
Views: 483

Re: TNs from a most Civilized Lunch with Two Friends and One Roast Goat

Robert Dentice wrote:
November 2nd, 2020, 9:57 am
Are you implying the Goat was not a friend?
previously was
by c fu
November 2nd, 2020, 10:07 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: AMA - William Kelley edition - 12/09/2020 5:30PST
Replies: 56
Views: 1940

AMA - William Kelley edition - 12/09/2020 5:30PST

William Kelley of Wine Advocate fame ,covering Burgundy, Chablis, Beaujolais, Champagne, has graciously offered to do a live Q&A session (AMA - Ask me anything!) for the holidays. Now is your opportunity to ask him everything that's been on your mind (about wine). Since William will be in the US for...
by c fu
November 2nd, 2020, 9:51 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Eating and Drinking in Los Angeles
Replies: 1202
Views: 69461

Re: Eating and Drinking in Los Angeles

Barry L i p t o n wrote:
November 2nd, 2020, 7:18 am
Has anyone been to Marche Moderne in Newport?
yah not bad but for vegetarians - you're pretty limited to their appetizers. If I remember correctly I had two salads
by c fu
November 2nd, 2020, 8:40 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Got a disappointed bottle, but Problem Resolved
Replies: 211
Views: 9260

Re: Don't waste your money on K&L wine at Redwood City

I am surprised that the cork was soaked nearly halfway up when it’s probably only been in the bottle for 6 or 7 years at this point. But yeah, the key question here is what do you mean that the wine was “corked?” I thought heat damage seeing that cork. Which would explain the loss of fruit/boring t...
by c fu
November 1st, 2020, 9:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is More Consistently Good: Burg or Bordeaux?
Replies: 61
Views: 2176

Re: What is More Consistently Good: Burg or Bordeaux?

is bordeaux consistently good?
by c fu
November 1st, 2020, 8:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Offsite Wine Storage
Replies: 54
Views: 2640

Re: Offsite Wine Storage

they are open from 7am-7pm every day so access is nice. Interesting, you have to go when they're open? My place has key card access 24 hours a day. I usually go in the evenings, have the place to myself to organize. yeah only when they are open (through an access code) - but that's better than all ...
by c fu
November 1st, 2020, 7:40 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Eating and Drinking in Los Angeles
Replies: 1202
Views: 69461

Re: Eating and Drinking in Los Angeles

Freat pictures. Can you tell me your three favorites? And which 2 vegetarian options were best? Eggplant larb, golden oyster mushrooms, lions mane mushroom over "crab" curry were my favorites. But his use of sauces are what makes the dishes really pop, Justin's ability to layer in those sour/spicy/...
by c fu
November 1st, 2020, 7:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Offsite Wine Storage
Replies: 54
Views: 2640

Re: Offsite Wine Storage

tough to calculate it due to a walk in having walk in storage space - but based on current fit in the shelving it's $3.20 per case. But if i used the middle of the walk in for case storage it would drop pricing considerably.. but then I wouldn't be able to access the shelves. My friend who has the s...
by c fu
November 1st, 2020, 7:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2015 Domaine Roulot Meursault Les Vireuils
Replies: 7
Views: 529

Re: TN: 2015 Domaine Roulot Meursault Les Vireuils

i opened one of these a couple months ago - thought it was really oaky for the first 6 hours or so. Then finally came together.
by c fu
October 30th, 2020, 10:12 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Eating and Drinking in Los Angeles
Replies: 1202
Views: 69461

Re: Eating and Drinking in Los Angeles

I never posted the omakase at Anajak.

There's basically 2 dishes of (almost) every dish. One non vegetarian - one vegetarian

Fantastic meal.
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by c fu
October 30th, 2020, 8:46 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Eating and Drinking in Los Angeles
Replies: 1202
Views: 69461

Re: Eating and Drinking in Los Angeles

I'll be doing a local staycation in Huntington Beach for four nights. Looking for restaurant recommendations there and nearby (Newport Beach is close). So far I've identified Watertable (at my hotel) Solita tacos for taco Tuesday A Restaurant (newport beach) Nobu (neport beach) I need at least one ...
by c fu
October 30th, 2020, 12:55 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine seepage in transit- 1972 stag's leap- overnight priority ship
Replies: 34
Views: 1510

Re: Wine seepage in transit- 1972 stag's leap- overnight priority ship

I would notify the shop that there was seepage in shipping ASAP. The fact that they leaked means there is not a tight cork seal, not heat forcing a leak in this case. I have had weak cork wines shipped on their sides leak, not good especially with a couple more years of cellaring. If in their sidew...
by c fu
October 28th, 2020, 10:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: DRC Echezeaux 2008 & 1976 - change in DRC wines over the years?
Replies: 5
Views: 594

Re: TN: DRC Echezeaux 2008 & 1976 - change in DRC wines over the years?

Could just be the bottle of 76. I've had 60s and 70s DRC with the vosne spice galore.

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