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by Ethan Abraham
February 13th, 2019, 4:14 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2013 Laurent Tribut Chablis 1er Cru Beauroy
Replies: 8
Views: 312

Re: TN: 2013 Laurent Tribut Chablis 1er Cru Beauroy

Just opened my first bottle of 16. The nose definitely has an interesting savory and herbaceous element that I didn't find in the 15 or 14, i guess this is from the botryris? On the palate it has a lot more acidic cut than the 15 but is fuller bodied than the 14. Very good It paired well with a ligh...
by Ethan Abraham
February 12th, 2019, 8:23 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Last 10 wines you drank. Tells us something about what you like.
Replies: 192
Views: 8548

Re: Last 10 wines you drank. Tells us something about what you like.

2016 Hudelot-Noellat bourgogne 1999 Ar Pe Pe Grumello Riserva Buon Consiglio 2006 Allemand Chaillot 2013 Clos Saron pinot Home Vineyard 2017 Lauer Senior 2010 Papapietro Perry 777 Clones RRV 2016 Clusel Roch Cote-rotie 2011 Cerbaiona Rosso IGT 2016 Keller KR 2006 Husch cabernet reserve (left out a f...
by Ethan Abraham
February 11th, 2019, 12:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Example of highly allocated, yet inexpensive wines?
Replies: 66
Views: 4260

Re: Example of highly allocated, yet inexpensive wines?

Yes chambers had the 2000 for $21 8 years ago. Apparently it has gone over $150 at auction. A lot has changed in 8 years...
by Ethan Abraham
February 10th, 2019, 10:30 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Example of highly allocated, yet inexpensive wines?
Replies: 66
Views: 4260

Re: Example of highly allocated, yet inexpensive wines?

Another personal favorite of mine, that is becoming much much harder to find: Hofgut Falkenstein Krettnacher Euchariusberg Riesling Kabinett Alte Reben Usually around $25 and under on release. Another insider’s wine. I think Jayson Cohen snags every bottle that hits the States That and the Lopez ro...
by Ethan Abraham
February 9th, 2019, 5:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Aligoté in the warmer years
Replies: 11
Views: 363

Re: Aligoté in the warmer years

Loved bachelet's 15.
by Ethan Abraham
February 9th, 2019, 12:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2015 Domaine Ghislaine Barthod / Barthod-Noëllat Bourgogne Les Bons Bâtons
Replies: 15
Views: 961

Re: TN: 2015 Domaine Ghislaine Barthod / Barthod-Noëllat Bourgogne Les Bons Bâtons

The Rosenthal website notes that the bourgogne all comes from bon batons, and shows just a regular courgogne label...so I guess you're right it's just different labels.
by Ethan Abraham
February 4th, 2019, 4:15 am
Forum: Wine 101: The Basics
Topic: Double decant question
Replies: 8
Views: 272

Double decant question

Bringing an older bottle with a lot of sediment to an offline, I've had it standing for a month. I'd like to double decant in the morning. How do I get the original bottle perfectly clean and dry in the 40 minutes between when i pour it into a decanter and when I need to reload it to head to work? I...
by Ethan Abraham
February 1st, 2019, 11:58 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Frenchette NYC - anyone BYO?
Replies: 27
Views: 867

Re: Frenchette NYC - anyone BYO?

Those looks like the sort of glasses they serve you beer in at breweries.
by Ethan Abraham
January 28th, 2019, 7:26 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Berserker Day 10...what'd ya get?
Replies: 204
Views: 7277

Re: Berserker Day 10...what'd ya get?

Meat, olive oil, and coffee. 3 of the essential food groups.
by Ethan Abraham
January 27th, 2019, 9:57 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 10 Forum (January 27, 2019) #BD10 "the Black Friday of wine commerce" - Forbes
Topic: Flannery Beef!
Replies: 74
Views: 3577

Re: Flannery Beef!

Excited to finally try some flannery after hearing about it for years...in for the younger set and some burgers.
by Ethan Abraham
January 18th, 2019, 2:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Is your vehicle vanity license plate wine related ?
Replies: 36
Views: 1164

Re: Is your vehicle vanity license plate wine related ?

I saw an ENOFILE in my town once
by Ethan Abraham
January 10th, 2019, 3:59 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2017 Burgundies: a hodgepodge
Replies: 33
Views: 2791

Re: 2017 Burgundies: a hodgepodge

Given currency movements of the last year you would hope US prices manage to go a little lower (since London prices seem flat to slightly lower).
by Ethan Abraham
December 22nd, 2018, 9:06 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: New York City Restaurants
Replies: 1874
Views: 104685

Re: New York City Restaurants

Some of the Danny Meyer places are open, looks like maialino has regular hours and Marta is open but closes early. https://www.ushgnyc.com/celebrate-with-ushg/
by Ethan Abraham
December 15th, 2018, 3:48 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: All roads lead to spoofy?
Replies: 29
Views: 1267

Re: All roads lead to spoofy?

I'm more recently into wine than beer, but I think there's a decent comparison. The first beer I started buying was Sierra Nevada and I've always been into craft beers. But give me a cold Bud light at a baseball game and I'm happy as a clam. Everything has a time and a place.
by Ethan Abraham
December 1st, 2018, 5:05 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Rush Creek Reserve!
Replies: 206
Views: 9425

Re: Rush Creek Reserve!

Recently picked up both a Harrison and a rcr. This year's rcr seems much more mild than I remember it, even 2 weeks after purchasing. Much less funky than the Harbison.
by Ethan Abraham
November 29th, 2018, 8:06 am
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Chile Recs
Replies: 7
Views: 254

Re: Chile Recs

Levi Dalton appears to be Instagram-ing a trip to Chile now, perhaps he'll report back on a wine board somewhere with his findings.
by Ethan Abraham
November 29th, 2018, 7:06 am
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Chile Recs
Replies: 7
Views: 254

Re: Chile Recs

I can't really answer your exact Chile questions as we didn't go to Patagonia or the north, but we did have an excellent time in the Lake/Volcano (Puerto Varas/Puerto Montt) area with a side trip to Chiloe island. Visiting the penguins on Chiloe is really neat if you like penguins. Near Santiago we ...
by Ethan Abraham
November 28th, 2018, 4:27 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: PSA Rieslingfeier 2019
Replies: 31
Views: 1838

Re: PSA Rieslingfeier 2019

Extra day to recover!
by Ethan Abraham
November 28th, 2018, 4:25 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Some Keller Rieslings victims of speculation
Replies: 167
Views: 6227

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

D@vid Bu3ker wrote:
November 28th, 2018, 4:23 am
Ultimately this thread shows the usual trend of:

- Beloved producer is spoken of in less than fawning manner
- Fans of producer react as if someone said something about their mother
- Chaos & bad feelings ensue
Isn't that the whole purpose of wine message boards?
by Ethan Abraham
November 27th, 2018, 3:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Some Keller Rieslings victims of speculation
Replies: 167
Views: 6227

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 a...
by Ethan Abraham
November 21st, 2018, 12:36 pm
Forum: BYO Forum - Wine at Restaurants
Topic: Jersey City and Northern NJ
Replies: 217
Views: 19996

Re: Jersey City and Northern NJ

https://www.northjersey.com/story/life/food/2018/11/21/nj-restaurants-can-now-advertise-you-can-byo-beer-and-wine/2079123002/ Did not realize it HAD been illegal for a restaurant to advertise that they are BYOB (not sure what advertising actually "means" as I've certainly seen it on restaurant webs...
by Ethan Abraham
November 14th, 2018, 6:05 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: New York City Restaurants
Replies: 1874
Views: 104685

Re: New York City Restaurants

Very random, but if anyone else is planning on going to atomix this Saturday and is also a Riesling fan can you shoot me a pm?
Thanks
by Ethan Abraham
November 8th, 2018, 2:49 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: 3qt or 4q saute pan?
Replies: 8
Views: 434

Re: 3qt or 4q saute pan?

For anyone else who comes across this thread, the 6 qt is the perfect size for browning two packages of chicken thighs (ie 8 thighs). We have the MC2 and the heat distribution is excellent with even browning even over the areas that extend past the flame.
by Ethan Abraham
November 3rd, 2018, 7:24 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: CT ready to drink report
Replies: 8
Views: 382

Re: CT ready to drink report

Jeremy C wrote:
November 3rd, 2018, 7:22 am
On a related note, I tend to chuckle when I see an end date that I believe identifies that wine as having been reviewed by John Gilman. I don’t mean that as a criticism; it’s just an identifying characteristic.
Apparently none of my bottles will be ready for another 3 decades.
by Ethan Abraham
November 2nd, 2018, 11:22 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Did you buy into 2017 Bordeaux En Primeur?
Replies: 36
Views: 1079

Re: Did you buy into 2017 Bordeaux En Primeur?

I've seen a couple 15s at (brane cantenac) or very close (chevalier) to release pricing. Havent seen any below. No idea on 14s as those generally were priced decently.
by Ethan Abraham
November 1st, 2018, 11:48 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Garagiste Thread (The Great Enabler) Back to Life
Replies: 3353
Views: 290026

Re: The Garagiste Thread (The Great Enabler) Back to Life

Couple good mystery pickups recently:
2014 Barbaresco Single Vineyard and "Mystery Single VIneyard" were both, as expected, from La Ca Nova. For $30, great reviews from AG, glad I bought.
The California Hermitage for $20 was PAX The Hermit. Seems like a good pickup as well.
by Ethan Abraham
October 28th, 2018, 1:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Most of the 2015 Northern Rhones worth a damn, blind
Replies: 107
Views: 5426

Re: TN: Most of the 2015 Northern Rhones worth a damn, blind

The 16 Cessieux is delicious as well. Definitely a different style, much lighter and not in need of much cellar time, but still meaty. That 15 gonon is ridiculous, we did a blind 15 Rhone dinner last year and it was by far the easiest to call.
by Ethan Abraham
October 24th, 2018, 12:35 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: New York City Restaurants
Replies: 1874
Views: 104685

Re: New York City Restaurants

Haven't been to any of these in years, but an acquaintance who dines out a lot has been saying that Per Se has gotten very good recently (working hard to gain back status?) while EMP has not been exciting....
by Ethan Abraham
October 20th, 2018, 10:13 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 10202
Views: 451862

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Picked up a bottle of 15 brane cantenac at my local Gary's. Skipped out in this one ep when the price was up 40% from 14 and wouldn't you know it you can find it now at retail at exactly the ep price...
by Ethan Abraham
October 16th, 2018, 3:58 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Finding Leitz wines
Replies: 49
Views: 1535

Re: Finding Leitz wines

Wine library in nj has sent out offers on leitz. Also, while their distributor in NYC might be bad, it exists, so your favorite wine store can likely call then up to order if you ask (nicely, presumably).
by Ethan Abraham
October 15th, 2018, 3:03 pm
Forum: BYO Forum - Wine at Restaurants
Topic: Jersey City and Northern NJ
Replies: 217
Views: 19996

Re: Jersey City and Northern NJ

I'm psyched about chef Robbie's new place is it will be half the distance from my house...on the other hand I wish it was byo!
by Ethan Abraham
September 24th, 2018, 9:19 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What's the proper response when a vendor yanks you around?
Replies: 61
Views: 2668

Re: What's the proper response when a vendor yanks you around?

This happened to me a few months ago, in that case I even had the order confirmed over the phone before they charged me. Then they cancelled the order and reversed the charge without even telling me (I think they called but I didn't pick up and no voicemail). No response to email.
by Ethan Abraham
September 21st, 2018, 9:26 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Grosser Ring Auction Thread
Replies: 43
Views: 1238

Re: 2018 Grosser Ring Auction Thread

0 fer so far...can you post lauer as well when those go? Thanks very much
by Ethan Abraham
September 21st, 2018, 8:28 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Grosser Ring Auction Thread
Replies: 43
Views: 1238

Re: 2018 Grosser Ring Auction Thread

Russell Faulkner wrote:
September 21st, 2018, 8:22 am
Willi Spatlese @75, mags at 210
Damn I had 70 in. Above estimates.
by Ethan Abraham
September 17th, 2018, 5:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What are you Buying - Germany 2017
Replies: 25
Views: 1959

Re: What are you Buying - Germany 2017

Has anyone tasted any of the auction wines?
by Ethan Abraham
September 15th, 2018, 1:56 pm
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Have business class prices gone up?
Replies: 16
Views: 885

Re: Have business class prices gone up?

Will be interesting to see what happens once JetBlue gets into the market
by Ethan Abraham
September 15th, 2018, 7:14 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: New York City Restaurants
Replies: 1874
Views: 104685

Re: New York City Restaurants

High end sushi places seem to be multiplying like rabbits. Anyone know which have reasonable (say $50 or less) corkage and are good? Specifically looking for one for a Monday, otherwise I'd just go to cagen.
by Ethan Abraham
September 12th, 2018, 5:24 pm
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Virgin Islands in January?
Replies: 20
Views: 649

Re: Virgin Islands in January?

mike pobega wrote:
September 12th, 2018, 2:30 pm
Peter Island. You're welcome.

https://peterisland.com/
Still closed.
by Ethan Abraham
September 4th, 2018, 3:23 am
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Virgin Islands in January?
Replies: 20
Views: 649

Re: Virgin Islands in January?

St Lucia is known for it's mountains. Other than that I can't say I know much about it.
by Ethan Abraham
August 18th, 2018, 12:54 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: sold
Replies: 8
Views: 587

Re: FS: 2015 Rousseau

Eh this seems a lot closer to "$1200 obo" than an auction. However considering there are zero bottles on winesearcher in the US it's a bit silly. (Actually, in general I think using winesearcher to comp sales on cc for rare/hard to get bottles is relaly stupid. The bottles on wine searcher are the o...
by Ethan Abraham
August 11th, 2018, 5:40 am
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Portland (Maine) tips?
Replies: 4
Views: 276

Portland (Maine) tips?

Holy donut is good, potato flour so a bit different. We got some nice finishing salts at the salt cellar.
by Ethan Abraham
August 5th, 2018, 7:45 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Cast iron: Butter Pat or Finex?
Replies: 23
Views: 1475

Cast iron: Butter Pat or Finex?

Cast iron is not a great conductor. So if you get a pan that is bigger than your burner (probably 10") it's going to be a pain to get the edges heated up evenly unless you want to heat it in the oven or heat it really slow and move around a lot. Love my 10 inch lodge cast iron but for bigger pans I ...
by Ethan Abraham
August 2nd, 2018, 3:32 am
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Advice please: first time in NYC
Replies: 53
Views: 1479

Advice please: first time in NYC

NYC is trying hard to crack down on Airbnb (most of which are technically illegal) so if you go that route be sure to book with a credit card that has good insurance on it, and maybe book a cancellable backup hotel room.
by Ethan Abraham
July 25th, 2018, 5:00 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Chicago Restaurant Thread
Replies: 536
Views: 21977

Chicago Restaurant Thread

They are young so somewhat loud is preferable.
by Ethan Abraham
July 25th, 2018, 12:39 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Chicago Restaurant Thread
Replies: 536
Views: 21977

Chicago Restaurant Thread

OK, here's another one. Booked sepia for the date night dinner. For early dinner with kids, volare or coco pazzo? Or any other recs in streeterville?
by Ethan Abraham
July 11th, 2018, 5:44 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Chicago Restaurant Thread
Replies: 536
Views: 21977

Chicago Restaurant Thread

Thanks. Sepia sounds up my alley as does elske. Probably get to Frontera for lunch one day with the kids.
by Ethan Abraham
July 11th, 2018, 9:21 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Chicago Restaurant Thread
Replies: 536
Views: 21977

Chicago Restaurant Thread

Hello Chicago berserkers. Looking for a rec for a dinner for a Sunday night, must be close to the river north/Navy Pier area. A night out for the two of us during a trip with the kids, so nicer/fancier is great, just can't be a prepay or big cancellation fee as it's always a crapshoot whether we ca...
by Ethan Abraham
July 7th, 2018, 4:51 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Chicago Restaurant Thread
Replies: 536
Views: 21977

Chicago Restaurant Thread

Hello Chicago berserkers. Looking for a rec for a dinner for a Sunday night, must be close to the river north/Navy Pier area. A night out for the two of us during a trip with the kids, so nicer/fancier is great, just can't be a prepay or big cancellation fee as it's always a crapshoot whether we can...
by Ethan Abraham
July 3rd, 2018, 8:56 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Restaurants and Uber Eats (or similar) observation
Replies: 47
Views: 964

Restaurants and Uber Eats (or similar) observation

This is why we grill almost every day in summer! Also takeout by us in the burbs generally stinks and is expensive. And the one good Thai place doesn't deliver!

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