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by Ramon C
November 17th, 2019, 2:24 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Popeyes Chicken Sandwich
Replies: 129
Views: 5986

Re: Popeyes Chicken Sandwich

I'm sure there are others, here in NYC, who complained that Popeyes scrimped and could have put a full instead of just a half joint.

https://ny.eater.com/2019/11/12/2095974 ... t-city-nyc
by Ramon C
November 17th, 2019, 6:48 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Dinner with friends (Gimonnet, Rougeard, Allemand, VT, Huet, etc)
Replies: 9
Views: 689

Re: Dinner with friends (Gimonnet, Rougeard, Allemand, VT, Huet, etc)

Nice wines and TNs. I've had 3 bottles of the '95 Rougeard Les Poyeux over the last 7 years, a surprise gift from my wife which she carried back from Paris about 10 years ago for about 2X the $36 cost of your bottle, and they were short of phenomenal. Also had the 2000 Les Poyeux that was good but d...
by Ramon C
November 17th, 2019, 6:31 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The polemic St-Emilion Pavie 2003
Replies: 53
Views: 2353

Re: The polemic St-Emilion Pavie 2003

We tasted the 2003 Leoville Poyferre two weeks ago, along with other vintages from the property, and it was very evident how "different" the 2003 (and 2004) were from the rest (1966 to 2001). I don't recall the 03 endearing itself much to any of the 8 attendees. In my experiences, it is always in ve...
by Ramon C
November 16th, 2019, 7:14 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 12115
Views: 581247

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Jayson Cohen wrote:
November 16th, 2019, 7:05 am
Ramon C wrote:
November 16th, 2019, 2:45 am
These.


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Looks like you are gearing up for Pat’s next visit!
That and for locals with good old-school tastes might want to get together for. Plus, it's colder now and that pairs well with these wines.
by Ramon C
November 16th, 2019, 2:45 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 12115
Views: 581247

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

These.

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by Ramon C
November 15th, 2019, 2:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Herri Mina Irouléguy (France, Southwest France, Pays Basque, Irouléguy)
Replies: 5
Views: 224

Re: TN: 2016 Herri Mina Irouléguy (France, Southwest France, Pays Basque, Irouléguy)

These are nice, well made wines and a bit of an outlier in Irouléguy since the red is based solely on Cabernet Franc and not Tannat. I was surprised to learn that the red was 100% CF, thinking that some or mostly Tannat would be in the mix. Good TN and in line with the Irouléguy characteristics tha...
by Ramon C
November 15th, 2019, 5:31 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 10933
Views: 398459

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

Someone has to drink them. Mid-week cold weather beverages at a fun dinner at UWS in NYC, with select Chateauneuf-du-Pape from 1983 (edited with correct vintage) to 2006. The 1998 Beaucastel Hommage, the 1990 Clos des Papes and the 1998 Pegau Reservee topped this good lineup. 1545C1C4-67D7-40F0-BF23...
by Ramon C
November 11th, 2019, 1:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TNs: A Good Week in NYC
Replies: 6
Views: 718

Re: TNs: A Good Week in NYC

Indeed!
by Ramon C
November 11th, 2019, 6:19 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: A short trip to Prague
Replies: 19
Views: 1752

Re: A short trip to Prague

I'll add Vinograf wine bar, especially the largest among the 3 branches, at Senovazne Sq. The most robust/largest wine list I've come upon during a 4-night stay, offered btg and/or coravined, and the shared tapas-sized dishes were better and creative than most restaurants we went to and you can orde...
by Ramon C
November 11th, 2019, 6:14 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Reykjavik recommendations?
Replies: 5
Views: 336

Re: Reykjavik recommendations?

The last and only time we were there was exactly 2 years ago and we were a large group of 5 couples. We byo'd from our destinations (USA and Canada) after pre-reading about the very expensive wines in restaurants. Well worth any corkage that were charged if you want wines that you'd like and enjoy.
by Ramon C
November 11th, 2019, 6:09 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Back to Barcelona -- new recommendations?
Replies: 16
Views: 2665

Re: Back to Barcelona -- new recommendations?

Bar del Pla in the El Born neighborhood.

Delicious creative tapas, aside from robust local wines, wine list includes many non-Spanish offerings as well as on the natural side of the spectrum. Must reserve in advance.

http://www.bardelpla.cat/
by Ramon C
November 11th, 2019, 2:19 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Opening wines before reaching restaurant
Replies: 70
Views: 2408

Re: Opening wines before reaching restaurant

Note to self:
In CA, do not byo old/mature bottles that need several stand upright days to decant-out sediment.
by Ramon C
November 10th, 2019, 6:36 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 10933
Views: 398459

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

Ch. Leoville Poyferre, NYC (11/4/19) From vintages 1966 to 2004 - bottles were consistent in style up until 2000/01, and then veered away to a more obvious modern approach from then on. Drank with 8 fun, friendly local enthusiasts, most with steak mains, vintages 1982, 1990, 1996 and 1966 were my f...
by Ramon C
November 10th, 2019, 4:40 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Anyone use Global Entry Program?
Replies: 495
Views: 30948

Re: Anyone use Global Entry Program?

I wish an extension would show up for my wife and me but so far it hasn't. The extension is automatic. As long as you started the renewal process before the expiration date, you are automatically extended for 6 months. Solves one problem if appointments become available. I renewed online (2nd time)...
by Ramon C
November 10th, 2019, 4:26 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Advice for traveling to Nice, France?
Replies: 12
Views: 757

Re: Advice for traveling to Nice, France?

Lunch at Mirazur at Menton by the Italian border. Terrific views and excellent food.

Although we drove around, and you did not seem to want to do that, I suspect a cab or Uber would be available to take you there.


https://www.mirazur.fr/
by Ramon C
November 10th, 2019, 1:09 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 10933
Views: 398459

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

Ch. Leoville Poyferre, NYC (11/4/19) From vintages 1966 to 2004 - bottles were consistent in style up until 2000/01, and then veered away to a more obvious modern approach from then on. Drank with 8 fun, friendly local enthusiasts, most with steak mains, vintages 1982, 1990, 1996 and 1966 were my f...
by Ramon C
November 9th, 2019, 6:05 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Food and wine in China (Shanghai, Beijing, Hangzhou)
Replies: 14
Views: 445

Re: Food and wine in China (Shanghai, Beijing, Hangzhou)

In Beijing, been to both Da Dong and another place that's very Euro-slick establishment whose name escapes me, with both touting roast duck. Da Dong by a mile.

Limited wine list and ordered a Bourgogne at about $100.
by Ramon C
November 9th, 2019, 5:46 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 10933
Views: 398459

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

2001 Lopez de Heredia Tondonia Reserva @LaTana With excellent free lunch tapas, I initially ordered the full bottle of the 2004, but when bartend said they have half-bottles, but only the 2001 version, easy call for me as my wife drinks very little. This bottle, very dark ruby fresh in appearance wa...
by Ramon C
October 13th, 2019, 12:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Domaine Bernard Baudry Chinon Les Grézeaux
Replies: 3
Views: 461

Re: TN: 2017 Domaine Bernard Baudry Chinon Les Grézeaux

I had the '17 side-by-side with the '16 about 3 months ago. Happy to be drinking the '17, but thought the '16 is cool-fruited, tasted more traditional to me, with better promise given longer aging and which I prefer. Still re-ordered a 3-pack of the '17 (already drank all).
by Ramon C
October 11th, 2019, 6:11 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: A Survey of Allemand
Replies: 40
Views: 2149

Re: TN: A Survey of Allemand

That so-called rule of 15 seemed to have worked well for the 2004 Allemand Reynard. I will look to consume one of mine from the remote storage. 2004 is at absolute peak right now -- it's been one of the most enjoyable vintages these last few years. Chave, Allemand, Clape, Sorrel, Jamet are all abso...
by Ramon C
October 9th, 2019, 3:19 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Newark Airport
Replies: 40
Views: 1826

Re: Newark Airport

by Ramon C
October 9th, 2019, 12:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2010 Eric Texier Côtes du Rhône Saint-Julien-en-Saint-Alban Vieille Serine Domaine de Pergaud
Replies: 17
Views: 942

Re: TN: 2010 Eric Texier Côtes du Rhône Saint-Julien-en-Saint-Alban Vieille Serine Domaine de Pergaud

Glad to read the TNs on the 2010.

I've also "been patiently waiting for these to come around."
by Ramon C
October 9th, 2019, 8:54 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: New York City Restaurants
Replies: 2263
Views: 134581

Re: New York City Restaurants

Haven't been in, maybe 6+ years, but went quite a bit before then. I found Lupa to be the best value in terms of good food and always a solid lunch destination that's nowhere as crazy busy as during dinner; whereas Babbo's pasta dishes and robust Italian wine list for all budgets were some of my fav...
by Ramon C
October 9th, 2019, 6:56 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: A Survey of Allemand
Replies: 40
Views: 2149

Re: TN: A Survey of Allemand

That so-called rule of 15 seemed to have worked well for the 2004 Allemand Reynard. I will look to consume one of mine from the remote storage.
by Ramon C
October 2nd, 2019, 3:17 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Newark Airport
Replies: 40
Views: 1826

Re: Newark Airport

Newark airport is terrible. It’s the ‘Newark’ of airports. - Jeffrey Ross [rofl.gif] [rofl.gif] [rofl.gif] [rofl.gif] :) I've made extensive efforts to avoid flying in/out of Newark over the years, even as it is actually the slightly quicker transfer for me. But, LGD in current construction mode is...
by Ramon C
October 2nd, 2019, 1:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Another Charity night; old and young Nebbiolo, lots of champagne, sauternes, port, others
Replies: 7
Views: 759

Re: Another Charity night; old and young Nebbiolo, lots of champagne, sauternes, port, others

Good notes on a good mix of wines for a good cause.

Curious as to why you noted that the Suduiraut pairing a poor one?
by Ramon C
September 25th, 2019, 12:23 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: SIM cards for Spain, France and Italy
Replies: 17
Views: 873

Re: SIM cards for Spain, France and Italy

I used to do the SIM card and limited data/phone duration purchase back when it was easier to purchase them in Europe, about 6+ years ago. While I don't know how long you plan on using your phone, but since then, when I travel anywhere, I subscribe to my local carrier's (Sprint) $25 for 7 full days ...
by Ramon C
September 24th, 2019, 1:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 12115
Views: 581247

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Jayson Cohen wrote:
September 24th, 2019, 12:53 pm
Jay Miller wrote:
September 24th, 2019, 12:35 pm
scamhi wrote:
September 24th, 2019, 11:38 am


We should do a Mouches dinner. I absolutely love the 90
Looks like I have '96, '99 and '05 Mouches.
Only ‘99 here. But we should do it if folks are game.
I may have ‘02 or ‘01.
by Ramon C
September 23rd, 2019, 3:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 12115
Views: 581247

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Greg K wrote:
September 23rd, 2019, 3:40 pm


I'm picturing it this way.



If I recall correctly, took them well into the next season to finish off those cases of '86 Pichon Lalande.
by Ramon C
September 23rd, 2019, 1:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Anyone seen, gotten, or received any 2015 Benetiere yet?
Replies: 372
Views: 19595

Re: Anyone seen, gotten, or received any 2015 Benetiere yet?

Adding on the Faryan’s note above, the ’15 Benetiere Syrah (Polaner) we had in this dinner is unlike other Benetiere Cordeloux vintages I’ve had. While, it’s a wine that I would not mind revisiting in the future, but it definitely was not cut in the same mold as, nor at par with, the ’12 Benetiere t...
by Ramon C
September 22nd, 2019, 6:39 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 10933
Views: 398459

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

Taste-tested with local Northern Rhone geeks the not so controversial '15 Benetiere Syrah along with other fun ones.
Photo courtesy of Greg K.


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by Ramon C
September 22nd, 2019, 6:34 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 10933
Views: 398459

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

A fun dinner-tasting with a bunch of La Mission Haut Brion. C8BA132A-CF04-476D-9C61-011EFCBD9630.jpeg Dude. Really? I’m gonna pop up there and flog you if you do not post a separate thread on these glorious wines. With details! The Strong Arm hath spoken. Will sift through my almost-legible iPhon n...
by Ramon C
September 22nd, 2019, 6:31 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1988 Chateau Meyney
Replies: 21
Views: 751

Re: TN: 1988 Chateau Meyney

Corked soaked!

Thanks for the notes and photos.
by Ramon C
September 14th, 2019, 3:47 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 10933
Views: 398459

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

A fun dinner-tasting with a bunch of La Mission Haut Brion.


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by Ramon C
September 11th, 2019, 5:38 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Pizza wines: 82 Magdelaine, 06 G Conterno, 81 LdH, 15 Jamet etc.
Replies: 37
Views: 1420

Re: Pizza wines: 82 Magdelaine, 06 G Conterno, 81 LdH, 15 Jamet etc.

Greg K wrote:
September 10th, 2019, 3:01 pm
Mark Golodetz wrote:
September 10th, 2019, 2:40 pm
If you guys can hold your horses, my charity tasting next year will be a Magdelaine vertical going back to 1970, with a stray bottle of 1959 thrown in.
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by Ramon C
September 10th, 2019, 2:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Pizza wines: 82 Magdelaine, 06 G Conterno, 81 LdH, 15 Jamet etc.
Replies: 37
Views: 1420

Re: Pizza wines: 82 Magdelaine, 06 G Conterno, 81 LdH, 15 Jamet etc.

Jayson Cohen wrote:
September 10th, 2019, 2:10 pm
Greg K wrote:
September 10th, 2019, 1:56 pm


Sorry about that.
I see you are planning for my birthday next year! Good plan!
For birthday next year? Do it sooner (this year).
by Ramon C
September 8th, 2019, 11:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 10933
Views: 398459

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

1964 Produttori del Barbaresco - with dinner at Porsena, NYC Gloriously at peak, with several more years to stay that way. 95CE2CEA-9D81-4AD5-B076-EC155594247F.jpeg Ramon, That's great news here. I have one bottle, and three of the '64 Riserva Speciale arriving soon. Cheers, Atb with your bottles, ...
by Ramon C
September 6th, 2019, 11:57 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: WTN: Syrah Tasting (Benetiere, Allemand, Lagier Meredith, Enfield, etc.)
Replies: 15
Views: 1382

Re: WTN: Syrah Tasting (Benetiere, Allemand, Lagier Meredith, Enfield, etc.)

That is one heck of a performance by Benetiere, given the heavyweight competition, at least those producers that I've had experiences with.
by Ramon C
September 6th, 2019, 6:22 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Anyone seen, gotten, or received any 2015 Benetiere yet?
Replies: 372
Views: 19595

Re: Anyone seen, gotten, or received any 2015 Benetiere yet?

My last 2005 Cordeloux, drank 2 years ago, was good but I thought could still use a few more years to integrate a bit more. The vintage had all the Cote Rotie components that I want and made me a believer in Benetiere.
by Ramon C
September 6th, 2019, 6:13 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 10933
Views: 398459

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

2007 Dom. du Haut Bourg “Origine du Haut Bourg” Muscadet

Always nice to chance upon a fun-drinking, lively Loire white with a bit of age on it. Still fun in day 2.

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by Ramon C
September 3rd, 2019, 6:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2000 Magdelaine
Replies: 71
Views: 3385

Re: 2000 Magdelaine

2000 just too young for now?
by Ramon C
September 2nd, 2019, 7:58 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Anyone seen, gotten, or received any 2015 Benetiere yet?
Replies: 372
Views: 19595

Re: Anyone seen, gotten, or received any 2015 Benetiere yet?

A lot of fuzz here. Cool way to settle this is a Polaner vs Panzer taste-off. [popcorn.gif] I have a Polaner bottle or 3 - who’s around the week of the 9th? [stirthepothal.gif] I have a Panzer - 2011. At least I think that's where Faryan got the bottles that he shared. Edited: Can't do week of the ...
by Ramon C
September 1st, 2019, 10:42 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Anyone seen, gotten, or received any 2015 Benetiere yet?
Replies: 372
Views: 19595

Re: Anyone seen, gotten, or received any 2015 Benetiere yet?

A lot of fuzz here.

Cool way to settle this is a Polaner vs Panzer taste-off. [popcorn.gif]
by Ramon C
September 1st, 2019, 6:01 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A few choice dinner wines: 02 DP, 04 Krug, 08 Rougeard, 94 Hommage, 00 Sorrel, 07 red label
Replies: 31
Views: 1445

Re: A few choice dinner wines: 02 DP, 04 Krug, 08 Rougeard, 94 Hommage, 00 Sorrel, 07 red label

I did, and nuts. I like Rougeard, but at that tab I'd much rather have a top tier right bank Bordeaux or something like a PLL with a trophy vintage premium. Did a dinner a few months back comparing some Rougeards to Cheval Blancs. Rougeards were great, but not on the same level. At that price or th...
by Ramon C
August 30th, 2019, 3:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A few choice dinner wines: 02 DP, 04 Krug, 08 Rougeard, 94 Hommage, 00 Sorrel, 07 red label
Replies: 31
Views: 1445

Re: A few choice dinner wines: 02 DP, 04 Krug, 08 Rougeard, 94 Hommage, 00 Sorrel, 07 red label

Yea I was gonna post something similar, Salil. When I had it - and yes it’s been a few years - it was not on the same plane as 2003, 2005, 2007, 09, 10 or even, surprisingly, 11. Sounds like time has brought it together. Agreed. It's not just Rougeard - I found a lot of other 08 reds in the Loire a...
by Ramon C
August 30th, 2019, 8:30 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: 50% Off Snake River Farms Wagyu at Eataly Flatiron NYC
Replies: 0
Views: 907

50% Off Snake River Farms Wagyu at Eataly Flatiron NYC

50% off on NY bone-in strip and sirloin at NYC Eataly Flatiron. Today only.

https://www.facebook.com/events/2323620244516572/
by Ramon C
August 30th, 2019, 7:23 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A few choice dinner wines: 02 DP, 04 Krug, 08 Rougeard, 94 Hommage, 00 Sorrel, 07 red label
Replies: 31
Views: 1445

Re: A few choice dinner wines: 02 DP, 04 Krug, 08 Rougeard, 94 Hommage, 00 Sorrel, 07 red label

Have drank a couple of 2008 Rougeard Le Clos over the last year and were very impressed with the only-in-Rougeard silky texture, the current drink-ability and complexity, as well as the seeming ability to keep in that stage (or better) for many more years. I've not touched any of my 2008 Poyeux and ...
by Ramon C
August 28th, 2019, 6:00 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Sake. Very interesting beverage. My Kyoto experience
Replies: 34
Views: 1583

Re: Sake. Very interesting beverage. My Kyoto experience

Good thread. This is helpful as I'm on plan to expand my Sake appreciation with a (mainly) Sake-tasting itinerary early next year.
by Ramon C
August 27th, 2019, 4:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 1985 ch. Canon length of decant?
Replies: 6
Views: 400

Re: 1985 ch. Canon length of decant?

Ian above speaks it.

Also a good way to let sediment settle and decant out.

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