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by Ethan Abraham
August 18th, 2019, 11:04 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: New York City Restaurants
Replies: 2127
Views: 123806

Re: New York City Restaurants

As others have noted, Shun has fantastic food. The duck seems to be getting a lot of attention but the Wagyu ribcap from Snake River Farms did it for me. You know a meal is good when the perfectly cooked lobster is the worst course (not that it was bad at all!). OK, actually the amuse of tofu and cu...
by Ethan Abraham
August 15th, 2019, 6:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 11520
Views: 535519

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

97 jadot grands ech
83 l trapet chambertin
And boo to whoever swiped the heitz lochardet Chevy out of my cart as I was checking out!
by Ethan Abraham
August 15th, 2019, 2:52 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: New York City Restaurants
Replies: 2127
Views: 123806

Re: New York City Restaurants

Looking forward to it!
by Ethan Abraham
August 15th, 2019, 12:31 pm
Forum: BYO Forum - Wine at Restaurants
Topic: New York City, aka Manhattan and the boroughs BYO
Replies: 609
Views: 62956

Re: New York City, aka Manhattan and the boroughs BYO

Shun quoted $75, one bottle max. Wine list seems to have huge variation in markups (anywhere from the usual 2.5-3x to much higher. Some bargains at the super high end below auction prices).
by Ethan Abraham
August 15th, 2019, 10:14 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2011 Domaine Fourrier Gevrey-Chambertin Vieille Vigne
Replies: 22
Views: 1067

Re: TN: 2011 Domaine Fourrier Gevrey-Chambertin Vieille Vigne

I am curious what a lot of fourriers would taste like together....I've had a few Gevrey and 1ers and I'm not convinced if the 1er are that different.
by Ethan Abraham
August 15th, 2019, 10:09 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: New York City Restaurants
Replies: 2127
Views: 123806

Re: New York City Restaurants

My wife and I will be in New York for a semi-impromptu one night trip in two weeks. Too late to get reservations at the big name places but we're really not looking for a pricey multi-course extravaganza. We're really just looking for a good dinner and a nice night out. Any suggestions, preferably ...
by Ethan Abraham
August 15th, 2019, 8:08 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best recent Bourgognes
Replies: 24
Views: 1333

Re: Best recent Bourgognes

Hudelot 16
Pycm 17 (though Le banc is worth the small upcharge - small at my local store at least)
08 leroy Blanc
by Ethan Abraham
August 10th, 2019, 2:11 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: LTB Bryant Family 2016
Replies: 2
Views: 243

Re: LTB Bryant Family 2016

Based on recent news reports you might be able to make a deal with the winery!
by Ethan Abraham
August 2nd, 2019, 8:01 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Pound eviscerated: buying opportunity in the UK
Replies: 107
Views: 5946

Re: Pound eviscerated: buying opportunity in the UK

Do you have to present the bottle at the airport to get the vat back?
by Ethan Abraham
August 1st, 2019, 3:08 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 11520
Views: 535519

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

A few 2017 white burgs Bouchard Perrieres Niellon chevalier-montrachet I bought quite a lot of the Niellon Chevalier as it's my daughter's birth year. Very happy with how the lower appellations from Niellon are showing in bottle so far. Tightening up in a way that bodes well for the long haul. Exac...
by Ethan Abraham
July 30th, 2019, 5:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 11520
Views: 535519

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

A few 2017 white burgs
Bouchard Perrieres
Niellon chevalier-montrachet
by Ethan Abraham
July 28th, 2019, 4:02 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: New York City Restaurants
Replies: 2127
Views: 123806

Re: New York City Restaurants

Had another amazing meal at Atomix. Even with the chef and GM out of town everything was perfect, I think the best meal we've had there so far. As a wine note, although it's Korean food that you might think would need a white wine (and the pairing tasting is mostly white) there's so much umami and e...
by Ethan Abraham
July 26th, 2019, 5:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2016 Hubert Lignier Morey St Denis 1er VV - best sub $200 burgundy out there?
Replies: 128
Views: 5662

Re: 2016 Hubert Lignier Morey St Denis 1er VV - best sub $200 burgundy out there?

This is a sad thread. Reflects how quickly Burgundy prices have been going up, basically doubling in the last five years. I looked up a few wines which I figured should be on this list, and was shocked at what they were fetching. Left me with a couple of Chevillons, Caille and Vaucrains, as well as...
by Ethan Abraham
July 25th, 2019, 12:35 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: New York City Restaurants
Replies: 2127
Views: 123806

Re: New York City Restaurants

The pictures they've put on Instagram so far look good. Hope it works out! Some of the small plates appear to be sashimi.
by Ethan Abraham
July 25th, 2019, 4:06 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Terry Theise’s 2018 Germany Vintage Report
Replies: 78
Views: 3811

Re: Terry Theise’s 2018 Germany Vintage Report

I've you like Haag, Schaefer, lieser, etc (presumably the non dry as that's most/all of what they make) I don't find it surprising that you didn't like the donnhoff basic trocken. I like those producers as well and I generally find basic trockens too harsh as they have neither the body/extract or re...
by Ethan Abraham
July 22nd, 2019, 4:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Burgundy or Bordeaux glasses for Carlos Danger?
Replies: 4
Views: 358

Re: Burgundy or Bordeaux glasses for Carlos Danger?

R@y.Tupp@+sch wrote:
July 22nd, 2019, 2:22 pm
I used to see him regularly at my gym up until a few years ago.

His brother is an excellent chef and a very nice guy, who is a co-owner at a restaurant in Bridgehampton I used to eat at regularly.
Ate there this weekend. Very wine friendly, didn't charge me any corkage. Great food.
by Ethan Abraham
July 18th, 2019, 3:09 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is your recent auction purchase?
Replies: 41
Views: 2179

Re: What is your recent auction purchase?

Markus S wrote:
July 17th, 2019, 6:27 pm
Ethan Abraham wrote:
July 17th, 2019, 5:16 pm
...the 99 Gallet at hdh today...
The Cote Rotie producer? How much did that go for?
About 90 a bottle all in
by Ethan Abraham
July 17th, 2019, 5:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is your recent auction purchase?
Replies: 41
Views: 2179

Re: What is your recent auction purchase?

Recent pickups:
14 Lafon Barre
11 Lafon charmes
Various 14 and 15 chevillons
16 pichon lalande

Mazel tov to whoever won the 99 Gallet at hdh today. Please give me a call if you need help drinking it.
by Ethan Abraham
July 16th, 2019, 4:10 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you break today?
Replies: 14
Views: 682

Re: What bottle of wine did you break today?

[*] I haven’t broken too many, but I did find out once that a bottle of Chevillon will win in a fight with a bottle of Bertheau. Well NSG is more muscular than Chambolle... Managed once to allow a bottle of Ezio Voyat fall all of 3 inches (the danger of using storage boxes as racking) and the base o...
by Ethan Abraham
July 15th, 2019, 3:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 10681
Views: 370584

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

2014 Lafon Clos de la Barre meursault. Somehow I've never had a Lafon white before. Damn is this good.
by Ethan Abraham
July 11th, 2019, 5:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: More impressions
Replies: 12
Views: 1166

Re: More impressions

03 tickled pink? Wow. I've only had a 14 and that was definitely quirky but also very good. Nothing like any other rose I've had!
by Ethan Abraham
July 10th, 2019, 11:50 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 18 lobsters hanging on the wall..
Replies: 47
Views: 2362

Re: 18 lobsters hanging on the wall..

Can't wait til the stews in nj opens.
by Ethan Abraham
July 8th, 2019, 10:19 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Dean & Deluca's St. Helena Store is Shuttered
Replies: 38
Views: 3234

Re: Dean & Deluca's St. Helena Store is Shuttered

Lived near the one on Madison for a while. They made a good iced mocha. Besides that and pints of Jeni's ice cream never found anything else to buy there.
by Ethan Abraham
July 8th, 2019, 2:56 am
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Anyone flown La Compagnie yet(recently)?
Replies: 5
Views: 670

Re: Anyone flown La Compagnie yet(recently)?

Fleet issue def seems real though. Tracked a couple flights y'day and one was a 363 so must be a wet lease or something if one of the new planes is not in yet.
by Ethan Abraham
July 7th, 2019, 12:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN- 2018 Theise German Portfolio - Adam, Kunstler and Selbach-Oster
Replies: 30
Views: 2156

Re: TN- 2018 Theise German Portfolio - Adam, Kunstler and Selbach-Oster

I'm doing the opposite! Trying a few "new" producers who I haven't bought in a while if ever (Adam, selbach) but smaller quantities even of Mainstays.
by Ethan Abraham
July 7th, 2019, 11:28 am
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Anyone flown La Compagnie yet(recently)?
Replies: 5
Views: 670

Anyone flown La Compagnie yet(recently)?

All business class from EWR to ORY. They recently upgraded their planes to flatbed business. ~$1400 round trip. Really tempted for next spring break...
by Ethan Abraham
July 6th, 2019, 12:54 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Eating Italy 2019: Rome, Montalcino, Positano
Replies: 34
Views: 1373

Re: Italy Eats 2019: Rome, Montalcino, Positano

Wow! I just figured out how to bookmark threads for this one.
by Ethan Abraham
July 3rd, 2019, 1:02 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: The Smoker Thread - recipes, techniques, ideas
Replies: 570
Views: 30403

Re: The Smoker Thread - recipes, techniques, ideas

I just cooked the best thing I've ever cooked. Short ribs marinated overnight in Roy choi's kalbi marinaded (food & wine mag has it online) then smoked at about 240 for 6 hours. A little OJ + cider vinegar on it a few hours in, water+oj in the drip pan, a handful of cherry wood chips.
by Ethan Abraham
June 26th, 2019, 7:17 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Supreme Court, and wine.
Replies: 174
Views: 9211

Re: Supreme Court, and wine.

Winner winner chicken dinner. 7-2 with gorsuch and Thomas dissenting.
by Ethan Abraham
June 26th, 2019, 3:56 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Burg halves do you buy?
Replies: 18
Views: 1176

Re: Which Burg halves do you buy?

Boillot volnay
by Ethan Abraham
June 22nd, 2019, 2:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Auction slowdown? (HDH today)
Replies: 66
Views: 3124

Re: Auction slowdown? (HDH today)

Haha! Yes fair enough there is a big difference between aged/rare burgs and dozens of cases of recent bdx.
by Ethan Abraham
June 21st, 2019, 6:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Auction slowdown? (HDH today)
Replies: 66
Views: 3124

Re: Auction slowdown? (HDH today)

Pingus flew under the radar today... 6xbottles of the 2005 sold for $3,200 plus 20% BP comes to $640/bottle. Currently lowest WS is $925, $1,300. Crazy. Can we please make a pledge on this board (that goes for you, people who post on commerce corner, as well!) to stop quoting WS for older wines? It...
by Ethan Abraham
June 21st, 2019, 10:33 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Auction slowdown? (HDH today)
Replies: 66
Views: 3124

Re: Auction slowdown? (HDH today)

PLL was 150 including commish before tax on the later lots. I think they sold about 40 cases. The 20% vig at hdh makes it very easy to calculate prices for full cases!
by Ethan Abraham
June 21st, 2019, 8:30 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Auction slowdown? (HDH today)
Replies: 66
Views: 3124

Re: Auction slowdown? (HDH today)

I'm ignoring tax as pretty much all retailers charge tax these days. But yes, reasonable point that possibly people were not paying tax on EP purchases made 2 years ago.
by Ethan Abraham
June 21st, 2019, 8:23 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Auction slowdown? (HDH today)
Replies: 66
Views: 3124

Re: Auction slowdown? (HDH today)

Mouton under 600, Margaux under 500, PLL for 150....I think those all 10% below ep?
by Ethan Abraham
June 21st, 2019, 7:53 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Auction slowdown? (HDH today)
Replies: 66
Views: 3124

Re: Auction slowdown? (HDH today)

2016 bdx going for well below EP pricing.
by Ethan Abraham
June 20th, 2019, 4:11 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Personal Collection of Rudi Weist @ Acker
Replies: 56
Views: 5220

Re: Personal Collection of Rudi Weist @ Acker

Zilliken did well too. The one producer where I put in multiple above lower est bids and didn't win any (thought I had the 01 auction spats but I guess someone else bid the same...disadvantage of absentee).

I think rieslingfeier is going to be a lot of fun this year!
by Ethan Abraham
June 19th, 2019, 4:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Personal Collection of Rudi Weist @ Acker
Replies: 56
Views: 5220

Re: Personal Collection of Rudi Weist @ Acker

So far results are interesting. Prum predictably doing well but secondary producers aren't getting much traction.
by Ethan Abraham
June 18th, 2019, 4:45 am
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Turks & Caicos
Replies: 24
Views: 1708

Re: Turks & Caicos

George Hejna wrote:
June 17th, 2019, 2:20 pm
If budget allows look at. http://www.caribclub.com

Really phenomenal, great location.

George
That's the other one we are looking at. Price isn't too bad, exactly the same as the similar setup we were looking at in Turks. Under 1k a night before tax for a 2 bed.
by Ethan Abraham
June 17th, 2019, 8:44 am
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Turks & Caicos
Replies: 24
Views: 1708

Re: Turks & Caicos

I realize my.comments above are a bit off as there definitely seem to be a lot of condos available in GC at reasonable prices. Hotels seem pricey to me if you need suites. Of course I realize this as flights to GC are 1/2 that of Turks for my next trip, so I think we might give Cayman a try! Looking...
by Ethan Abraham
June 15th, 2019, 10:01 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Percent holding on cellartracker
Replies: 15
Views: 1798

Re: Percent holding on cellartracker

Sorry meant about 3500 not 1500. But ballpark 10 and 15 are similar
by Ethan Abraham
June 15th, 2019, 4:51 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Percent holding on cellartracker
Replies: 15
Views: 1798

Re: Percent holding on cellartracker

There are lots of other interesting things to see though, for example how much various bdx is sitting in negociant warehouses or in chateau cellars. For example 2010 vs 2015 PLL has about 1500 bottles each on CT. For Cos, otoh, there are about 1000 bottles of 15 but 5000 of 10.
by Ethan Abraham
June 8th, 2019, 1:24 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: What's your favorite mustard? Fallot mustard photo added.
Replies: 58
Views: 3182

Re: What's your favorite mustard? Fallot mustard photo added.

Is that a different fallot? I think most in this thread are referring to Edmund fallot, which seem to have different labels.

Maybe it's the negotiant.
by Ethan Abraham
June 8th, 2019, 11:02 am
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Foreign Transaction Fees
Replies: 17
Views: 1847

Re: Foreign Transaction Fees

By the way another thing to note is that each of the 3 credit card companies fixes their exchange rate overnight. Lately it appears that visa has had the better rates but don't know if that's consistent. Also means that if you have a bill to pay in a foreign currency (say, a hotel prepay or wine) yo...
by Ethan Abraham
June 7th, 2019, 4:15 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Percent holding on cellartracker
Replies: 15
Views: 1798

Percent holding on cellartracker

The Bryant thread got me thinking...has anyone ever tried to figure out what percent of wine makes it to cellar tracker? For example screagle has reported annual production of 5-9k bottles (not sure if that includes the second), and I see consistently about 1500 bottles on CT per vintage, indicating...
by Ethan Abraham
June 5th, 2019, 4:16 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Value in Burgundy: 2000 Maison Leroy Bourgogne (France, Burgundy, Bourgogne)
Replies: 13
Views: 1264

Re: Value in Burgundy: 2000 Maison Leroy Bourgogne (France, Burgundy, Bourgogne)

I recently had an 08 bourgogne Blanc that was also in excellent shape. Picked up a few bottles of the 16 from garagiste, I think around $50 as well.
by Ethan Abraham
June 4th, 2019, 5:50 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: What's on your weekly shopping list?
Replies: 21
Views: 1723

Re: What's on your weekly shopping list?

Lots and lots of chicken thighs. Usually one 2-lb pack of skinless and 2 packs of bone-in. Use the bone-in for a one-pan or one-pot meal of some sort, the skinless are panko-ed and baked usually. The only chicken white meat in our house is attached to whole chickens for roasting. Some other meat - p...
by Ethan Abraham
June 3rd, 2019, 4:28 am
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Turks & Caicos
Replies: 24
Views: 1708

Re: Turks & Caicos

The nice thing about Turks is that almost all of the hotels are actually privately-owned condos with a hotel company that runs services, takes care of renting the rooms, etc. So finding a multi-bedroom suite with a kitchen, etc is very easy and the upcharge is not as bad as at a normal hotel chain. ...
by Ethan Abraham
June 1st, 2019, 7:47 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Personal Collection of Rudi Weist @ Acker
Replies: 56
Views: 5220

Re: Personal Collection of Rudi Weist @ Acker

A quibble that I have (that pales in comparison to said larger issue) is that I find it a bit poor form for a professional to be already auctioning the 2017 Keller GGs that are just barely now hitting stateside. Publicly profiting from an arbitrage between where he gets it from KP and the highest b...

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