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by Ethan Abraham
September 23rd, 2020, 5:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Retailers' e-mails that caused me to guffaw
Replies: 76
Views: 3132

Re: Retailers' e-mails that caused me to guffaw

From the same retailer today - "the finest Chablis in Burgundy."
by Ethan Abraham
September 22nd, 2020, 6:22 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Retailers' e-mails that caused me to guffaw
Replies: 76
Views: 3132

Re: Retailers' e-mails that caused me to guffaw

My favorite was an email with a quote "burgundy hit the jackpot in 2015" advertising a white burg.
by Ethan Abraham
September 22nd, 2020, 3:20 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Retailers' e-mails that caused me to guffaw
Replies: 76
Views: 3132

Re: Retailers' e-mails that caused me to guffaw

BTW, talking of apostrophes why do both Sotheby’s and Christie’s have them? Same reason Macy's does: We tend to refer to sellers in the possessive. I suspect it's because, when the company name is a surname, we think of it once having been a person's establishment. It has become force of habit, so ...
by Ethan Abraham
September 21st, 2020, 4:59 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Another Flannery PSA
Replies: 526
Views: 33414

Re: Another Flannery PSA

I've extolled the virtues of flannery sausage before, but the sicilian sausage is next level great. If you are putting in an order, I highly recommend adding some of they have them in stock.
by Ethan Abraham
September 20th, 2020, 10:13 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2020 VDP Nahe & Rheinhessen Ring Auction Thread
Replies: 45
Views: 1104

Re: 2020 VDP Nahe & Rheinhessen Ring Auction Thread

Was hoping the shafer frohlich would go a bit lower since it wasn't 2019...ah well.
by Ethan Abraham
September 20th, 2020, 7:38 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2020 VDP Nahe & Rheinhessen Ring Auction Thread
Replies: 45
Views: 1104

Re: 2020 VDP Nahe & Rheinhessen Ring Auction Thread

Brian S t o t t e r wrote:
September 20th, 2020, 7:36 am
700 EUR for a 750 mL bottle of Schubertslay Kabinett. Holy...
I liked the auctioneer's comment when the bidding started at 100, "you'll have to bid higher. For 100 you'll get a sip"
by Ethan Abraham
September 20th, 2020, 7:34 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2020 VDP Nahe & Rheinhessen Ring Auction Thread
Replies: 45
Views: 1104

Re: 2020 VDP Nahe & Rheinhessen Ring Auction Thread

400e for the sylvaner. I think. I wish (like in the mosel auction ) the on screen graphic included the name of the wine.
by Ethan Abraham
September 19th, 2020, 5:23 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: What did you cook tonight?
Replies: 1648
Views: 88290

Re: What did you cook tonight?

By far the best brisket I've cooked this year (well, only the second. The first was on the BGE and tasted good but was dry). Brisket, onions, carrots, garlic, tomato paste, wine, water, a bit of better than bullion, dijon, soy, cider vinegar. Cooked tightly covered and very low (265) for 5 hours. On...
by Ethan Abraham
September 15th, 2020, 10:22 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 1997 Anniversary Wines - Recommendations?
Replies: 59
Views: 1967

Re: Auctions

Jadot’s 1997s are really good and very well priced. My recommendation would be Philip Togni. In a slightly hit and miss vintage, the Togni is not only fantastic for the vintage, but in my top five California wines, period. HDH has a lot (ie 1 lot, not many) of 97 togni in the current auction LOL go...
by Ethan Abraham
September 15th, 2020, 4:36 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 1997 Anniversary Wines - Recommendations?
Replies: 59
Views: 1967

Re: Auctions

Mark Golodetz wrote:
September 15th, 2020, 4:24 am
Jadot’s 1997s are really good and very well priced.
My recommendation would be Philip Togni. In a slightly hit and miss vintage, the Togni is not only fantastic for the vintage, but in my top five California wines, period.
HDH has a lot (ie 1 lot, not many) of 97 togni in the current auction
by Ethan Abraham
September 11th, 2020, 6:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Remembering 9/11....
Replies: 22
Views: 943

Re: Remembering 9/11....

At college, I woke to my mom calling my cell phone to tell me that my dad was ok. Of course, it being 9am in that glorious week between move-in and classes, I was still asleep and had no idea what she was talking about. My father worked in the post office building at Church and Vesey and commuted in...
by Ethan Abraham
September 8th, 2020, 3:18 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2011 'Cordeloux' / WTF Happened to Benetiere?
Replies: 12
Views: 741

Re: TN: 2011 'Cordeloux' / WTF Happened to Benetiere?

JWalter wrote:
September 7th, 2020, 7:34 pm
Anyone had the 12 lately?
Yes. Surprisingly open for business. Don't touch the 13 though.
by Ethan Abraham
September 7th, 2020, 11:39 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Riesling spritz and sweetness
Replies: 12
Views: 553

Re: Hmmm...

Recork and shake, repeat until no longer spritzy. How does that relate to travel shock beating down a wine's character? Tom Hmm. Good question and one I've never thought about. Usually 2-3 rounds of 5 second shakes is enough for me, have never noticed any degregation. OTOH I consider Riesling to be...
by Ethan Abraham
September 7th, 2020, 10:36 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Riesling spritz and sweetness
Replies: 12
Views: 553

Re: Riesling spritz and sweetness

Recork and shake, repeat until no longer spritzy.
by Ethan Abraham
September 7th, 2020, 5:45 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2005 Keller Riesling trocken S
Replies: 33
Views: 973

Re: TN: 2005 Keller Riesling trocken S

2017 RR is a beast. Needs at least a day open to show. Seems like at least feinherb level of sweetness. Will wait at least 5 years on my next bottle.
by Ethan Abraham
September 1st, 2020, 1:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: PSA: flatiron, D&R
Replies: 13
Views: 1057

Re: PSA: flatiron, D&R

AD Northup wrote:
September 1st, 2020, 1:30 pm
Weird, got the summer sale email the other day but not this...oh well
They have different email lists for different regions, cellar sales, etc. Happy to fwd it..
by Ethan Abraham
September 1st, 2020, 5:09 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Another Flannery PSA
Replies: 526
Views: 33414

Re: Another Flannery PSA

Lots of sausage in stock now too, as well as pork porterhouse. Between that and the current sale, time to re-stock the freezer post-summer-grilling!
by Ethan Abraham
August 30th, 2020, 11:46 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2019 Schäfer-Fröhlich „Vulkangestein“ - WOW
Replies: 9
Views: 350

Re: TN: 2019 Schäfer-Fröhlich „Vulkangestein“ - WOW

D@vid Bu3ker wrote:
August 30th, 2020, 10:19 am
Went with the 2019 Schiefergestein this year. No reason why. Just trying it. Will report this fall/winter.
I think Martin posted on an older Schiefergestein right when RP's offer came out...I ended up doing the same!
by Ethan Abraham
August 25th, 2020, 4:30 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Knives or wine glasses
Replies: 34
Views: 1729

Re: Knives or wine glasses

Currently at rental beach house. Agree with my previous answer. I did bring a knife but slicing tomatoes and zucchini would have been fine with whatever they had. On the other hand, Tupperware (or any takeout container) is worth it's weight in gold. Good grill tongs too.
by Ethan Abraham
August 22nd, 2020, 4:22 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Hart Davis Hart Auction
Replies: 19
Views: 1714

Re: Hart Davis Hart Auction

Seemed like, for the most part, an auction of bottles for drinkers, not collectors. Lots of mixed lots, verticals, etc. No headline cellar or historical provenance. Won two lots at perfectly fine prices but even the ones I lost on did not sell at unreasonable levels.
by Ethan Abraham
August 20th, 2020, 12:35 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Vicious Article on TAK
Replies: 14
Views: 1032

Re: Vicious Article on TAK

In my NJ burb the fancy new steakhouse seems to be getting quite a lot of business in their outdoor tent.
by Ethan Abraham
August 17th, 2020, 1:59 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Vicious Article on TAK
Replies: 14
Views: 1032

Re: Vicious Article on TAK

Sutton really really hates malls.
by Ethan Abraham
August 11th, 2020, 5:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Sandlands 2020 — Anyone know when?
Replies: 226
Views: 15365

Re: Sandlands 2020 — Anyone know when?

Haven't ordered in a few years but have loved all the recent reds I've opened so grabbed a mixed case of 1 chenin to see what it's like these days and the rest reds.
by Ethan Abraham
August 8th, 2020, 5:03 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which DRC to try
Replies: 62
Views: 3805

Re: Which DRC to try

That’s likely because it’s ech and also ech was much weaker in past years. 07 and rsv are drinking fantastic atm. I’d rather have 07s for current drinking than most vintages besides 99-02. No doubt RSV would show better. But for my first bottle I still might go to a better vintage. I had an 03 RSV ...
by Ethan Abraham
August 4th, 2020, 2:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Increased corkage post-COVID?
Replies: 265
Views: 10257

Re: Increased corkage post-COVID?

I'll be happy to pay corkage once I start going back to NYC restaurants, even the places that usually waive it for us.
by Ethan Abraham
August 2nd, 2020, 1:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2011 Henri Boillot Criots-Bâtard-Montrachet
Replies: 8
Views: 707

Re: TN: 2011 Henri Boillot Criots-Bâtard-Montrachet

Boillot had a great CC in 11 too. PC sold a bunch of it (and actually delivered it!).
by Ethan Abraham
August 1st, 2020, 9:00 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: New York City Restaurants
Replies: 2535
Views: 159414

Re: New York City Restaurants

Any recs for outdoor dining in Manhattan for a date night type place? A friend recommended l'appart in le district but that's about as far from my northern jersey abode as you can get. Preferably somewhere with a more enclosed outdoor area. Not NYC but Cafe Matisse in Rutherford has a beautiful gar...
by Ethan Abraham
July 31st, 2020, 6:36 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: New York City Restaurants
Replies: 2535
Views: 159414

Re: New York City Restaurants

Any recs for outdoor dining in Manhattan for a date night type place? A friend recommended l'appart in le district but that's about as far from my northern jersey abode as you can get. Preferably somewhere with a more enclosed outdoor area.
by Ethan Abraham
July 29th, 2020, 10:22 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Recycled uses for OWC’s
Replies: 22
Views: 1623

Re: Recycled uses for OWC’s

Not OWC but the cardboard inserts from shippers become various construction projects for my kids - cars for their stuffed animals, etc.
by Ethan Abraham
July 29th, 2020, 4:38 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Egon Muller pricing
Replies: 54
Views: 3826

Re: Egon Muller pricing

I just got an offer on the 2018s - QbA - $72 Kabinett - $132 Spatlese - $238 Auslese - $839 To put it into greater context, here is the offer I received on the 2015s back in 2016: QbA - $44 Kabinett - $75 Spatlese - $145 Auslese - $456 I'm sorry but these prices are comical. Is anyone buying? I gue...
by Ethan Abraham
July 27th, 2020, 7:52 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Joh Jos Prum 2019
Replies: 31
Views: 1293

Re: Joh Jos Prum 2019

Haven't seen any notes from anyone yet. In general it seems like an auslese year so mostly bought WS auslese and GKA.
by Ethan Abraham
July 26th, 2020, 3:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: HDH action questions
Replies: 101
Views: 5682

Re: HDH action questions

I feel like the confounding thing, and why this type of thread always pops up, is that if you are the type of person who posts in this board the chase is half the fun, and, even if you could afford it, paying a consultant to go build a huge cellar for you just sounds so... boring
by Ethan Abraham
July 26th, 2020, 1:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Producers Who have performed a total 180 on Winemaking style?
Replies: 53
Views: 2790

Re: Producers Who have performed a total 180 on Winemaking style?

Marcus Dean wrote:
July 26th, 2020, 12:48 pm
happens a bit in Burgundy when a new Generation takes over, off the top of my head..
Fourrier
Arnoux-Lachaux
Were old Fourrier much less friendly?
by Ethan Abraham
July 25th, 2020, 5:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: HDH action questions
Replies: 101
Views: 5682

Re: HDH action questions

Have gotten a few cases of Barolo (couple lots later last night) for solid pricing. I was working this morning and told my assistant to win the '85 Sassicaia for me as long as the pricing was reasonable -- obviously she and I have a different interpretation of what constitutes a "reasonable" amount...
by Ethan Abraham
July 25th, 2020, 5:15 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Open Table vs. tock Vs. Resy
Replies: 17
Views: 941

Re: Open Table vs. tock Vs. Resy

Not really any more. At least in NYC restaurants are so spread across platforms that it no longer covers enough of the options.
by Ethan Abraham
July 25th, 2020, 8:12 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: HDH action questions
Replies: 101
Views: 5682

Re: HDH action questions

The estimates I saw were well in line with how the wines were trading. The particular wines I was most interested in are niche and thinly traded (not sure I've ever seen them at auction) and went for crazy amounts. Except for the first few cases of 2007 Ca'Mia, Brovia really busted out too (maybe f...
by Ethan Abraham
July 24th, 2020, 5:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: HDH action questions
Replies: 101
Views: 5682

Re: HDH action questions

Yeah those ferrando lots went high too!
by Ethan Abraham
July 24th, 2020, 2:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: HDH action questions
Replies: 101
Views: 5682

Re: HDH action questions

With those levels on the Burlotto, is it fair to say the top is in? The "Everything Bubble" is beyond silly and I suspect some folks are going to get detonated, though those buying at these levels probably have no ceiling and are entirely price agnostic. I do, however, have a case of the 2006 Monvi...
by Ethan Abraham
July 24th, 2020, 2:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: HDH action questions
Replies: 101
Views: 5682

Re: HDH action questions

Averaging about 2.5 lots per minute.
by Ethan Abraham
July 24th, 2020, 10:50 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: HDH action questions
Replies: 101
Views: 5682

Re: HDH action questions

Even Aldo Conterno is trading well.
by Ethan Abraham
July 24th, 2020, 9:27 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: HDH action questions
Replies: 101
Views: 5682

Re: HDH action questions

$600 per for 2013 burlotto monvig. OK then....
by Ethan Abraham
July 24th, 2020, 4:34 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: HDH action questions
Replies: 101
Views: 5682

Re: HDH action questions

Quick math tip just divide case price by 10 and that's bottle price. Makes it really easy! Their interface is so good, wish others used it.
by Ethan Abraham
July 23rd, 2020, 4:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Guimaro Ribeira Sacra Finca Capeliños (Spain, Galicia, Ribeira Sacra)
Replies: 3
Views: 260

Re: TN: 2017 Guimaro Ribeira Sacra Finca Capeliños (Spain, Galicia, Ribeira Sacra)

I just opened the basic 18 Tinto. Maybe a bit more earth than your tasting note but otherwise fairly similar. Could use a bit more acid/tension but for under $20 this is ridiculously good.
by Ethan Abraham
July 20th, 2020, 8:47 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Knives or wine glasses
Replies: 34
Views: 1729

Re: Knives or wine glasses

Glasses. I basically just grill on vacation. As long as they have some sort of steak knife set I'm golden.
by Ethan Abraham
July 19th, 2020, 4:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2014 Enderle & Moll Pinot Noir Liaison, drink up.
Replies: 9
Views: 783

Re: TN: 2014 Enderle & Moll Pinot Noir Liaison, drink up.

Opened this one today. Still seemed pretty nicely on the "crunchy red fruit" spectrum to me. A bit of a savory note too sure. Agree that it doesn't need any more aging but it's pretty darn tasty now esp at cellar temp. Reminded me a bit of some of the older anthills I've been opening recently.
by Ethan Abraham
July 19th, 2020, 11:00 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Has KLWM Lost Their Collective Minds?
Replies: 149
Views: 9566

Re: Has KLWM Lost Their Collective Minds?

While I agree Kermit Lynch can charge what he wants, and of course we can voice our displeasure, I am curious how you would actually make this work? There is obviously a secondary market happy to pay $5k, so if Kermit isn’t getting the profits, who should? Well in many cases, nobody. Otherwise ever...
by Ethan Abraham
July 18th, 2020, 2:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Saturday TNs: A look at Cyril Audoin's 2018 Marsannay whites
Replies: 3
Views: 213

Re: Saturday TNs: A look at Cyril Audoin's 2018 Marsannay whites

Thanks for the notes. I had the 17 champ Salomon rouge the other day and immediately ordered more. Also a bit of wood in that one but not overwhelming and very balanced.
by Ethan Abraham
July 17th, 2020, 2:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Has KLWM Lost Their Collective Minds?
Replies: 149
Views: 9566

Re: Has KLWM Lost Their Collective Minds?

If you want to vomit in your mouth read their IG post from two days ago about burgundy prices.

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