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by Ethan Abraham
January 24th, 2020, 5:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 12588
Views: 607004

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

As always, the estimates were weird. Some good values even at high estimate or higher. Then there was whoever paid over 300 a bottle for 81 Lopez....
by Ethan Abraham
January 24th, 2020, 4:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 12588
Views: 607004

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Broad mix of stuff for near term sampling and the cellar. Fun to mix it up. 2009 Remoissenet Père et Fils Bonnes Mares Bonnes Mares 2012 Domaine PavelotSavigny-lès-Beaune 1er Cru La Dominode 2008 Château Cantemerle 2013 Domaine Heresztyn/Heresztyn-Mazzini Gevrey-Chambertin Clos Village 2017 Domaine...
by Ethan Abraham
January 23rd, 2020, 4:00 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Cote de Nuits 2018 en primeur report - Long/boring
Replies: 23
Views: 1131

Re: Cote de Nuits 2018 en primeur report - Long/boring

Excellent report, thanks.
by Ethan Abraham
January 22nd, 2020, 5:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Spiegelau glasses
Replies: 25
Views: 3117

Re: Spiegelau glasses

Reporting back years later. The spiegelau low end burgundy glass (4408000) is awful. Makes everything smell super alcoholic. Hopefully this will save someone from a bad purchase The white glass (4408002) is fine.
by Ethan Abraham
January 19th, 2020, 6:15 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Large format
Replies: 32
Views: 1605

Re: Large format

I have mags of Riesling because it's Riesling, select long lived reds in significant years (anniversary and kids) and a smattering of other age-able reds that have been included in auction lots. Nothing bigger than a mag though as I know that I will never open it, and have also anecdotally heard (is...
by Ethan Abraham
January 19th, 2020, 6:01 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: White burgundy producer classification
Replies: 0
Views: 184

White burgundy producer classification

There are excellent threads here on classification of red burg producers. Has anyone put together anything similar for white? This is likely complicated by the fact that many producers seem to have altered their styles in the post pox era, but would be very interesting to see. Obviously use of sulfu...
by Ethan Abraham
January 18th, 2020, 4:53 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What’s the last bottle in your cellar you’ll drink?
Replies: 53
Views: 1840

Re: What’s the last bottle in your cellar you’ll drink?

Mag of 2010 Monte hello at some future round number wedding anniversary.
by Ethan Abraham
January 17th, 2020, 9:50 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2 DC Dinners - 21 Bottles of Gevrey-Chambertin
Replies: 9
Views: 1354

Re: 2 DC Dinners - 21 Bottles of Gevrey-Chambertin

Just now seeing this. I've had that 79 Trapet several times and it has been beautiful each time. My bottles were acquired about ten years ago when I joined a group for a multi-case purchase at auction. After the group leader acquired possession he called me embarrassed because the cartons said Ross...
by Ethan Abraham
January 17th, 2020, 2:54 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: I guess they don’t want you bringing mags
Replies: 30
Views: 2706

Re: I guess they don’t want you bringing mags

Going the other way, Sushi Noz in NYC is 100/bottle and 150 for a mag.
by Ethan Abraham
January 6th, 2020, 6:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Ultimate Backfill Thread
Replies: 62
Views: 3113

Re: The Ultimate Backfill Thread

In Burgundy I have found that the 2014 vintage for reds is very much to my taste as they develop and there are a healthy number of wines available at reasonable prices. For whites obviously another story... And fwiw for younger wines less worry about storage and provenance. I get the impression tha...
by Ethan Abraham
January 5th, 2020, 9:00 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2015 Barthod Bourgogne
Replies: 34
Views: 1519

Re: TN: 2015 Barthod Bourgogne

Hard to find non-negociant Chambolle for even close to $50 these days. Doesn't seem like a lot to pay for ageworthy Pinot.
by Ethan Abraham
January 5th, 2020, 8:32 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2015 Barthod Bourgogne
Replies: 34
Views: 1519

Re: TN: 2015 Barthod Bourgogne

William Kelley commented in an earlier thread that barthod only has bourgogne vines in Bon Batons so it's just a labelling question.
by Ethan Abraham
January 2nd, 2020, 2:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2019 purchases vs. overall cellar
Replies: 59
Views: 2400

Re: 2019 purchases vs. overall cellar

Cellar/purchase/consumption 21 17 21 German white 19 29 15 Burg red 15 7 18 CA red 12 11 7 Rhone red 10 9 4 Piemont red 8 12 16 Burg white 3.5 6 2.5% BDX red 3 4 1 Champagne Let's see...I buy and drink a lot of riesling. I backfilled 2010, 2014, and 2016 red burgundy and red bordeaux. I bought 2017 ...
by Ethan Abraham
December 31st, 2019, 8:46 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: New Year's Eve Champagne?
Replies: 65
Views: 2046

Re: New Year's Eve Champagne?

Probably a 375 of Krug and then coravin something red for dinner. Fast asleep by midnight!
by Ethan Abraham
December 30th, 2019, 11:39 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: Grand Cru: Pick up in Manhattan today (Dec30th)
Replies: 4
Views: 532

Re: Grand Cru: Pick up in Manhattan today (Dec30th)

Sherry Lehmann has some stuff that doesn't show up in their web inventory (though it's not necessarily onsite). Sourced from the domaines. Saw some fevre GCs from the mid 2000s, don't recall what else.
by Ethan Abraham
December 29th, 2019, 4:44 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What’s your definite do NOT buy in 2020
Replies: 44
Views: 3098

Re: What’s your definite do NOT buy in 2020

Wines where new issue retail is waaaay above where you can backfill recent or older vintages.
by Ethan Abraham
December 29th, 2019, 4:29 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What’s your “definite buy” in 2020?
Replies: 100
Views: 6441

Re: What’s your “definite buy” in 2020?

Since my wife keeps asking when we can get more and they are awesome - a bunch of Chappaz wines whenever Rob Panzer sends out an offer.
by Ethan Abraham
December 22nd, 2019, 4:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: "Fantastic Value!"
Replies: 83
Views: 6052

Re: "Fantastic Value!"

Warren Taranow wrote:
December 22nd, 2019, 1:15 pm
Ethan Abraham wrote:
December 22nd, 2019, 7:43 am
2017 picq dessus de Carriere
Yes!!! I can't source it anymore.

Super easy to find in NJ but I imagine once you pay to ship...not quite the same qpr
by Ethan Abraham
December 22nd, 2019, 7:43 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: "Fantastic Value!"
Replies: 83
Views: 6052

Re: "Fantastic Value!"

2017 picq dessus de Carriere
by Ethan Abraham
December 21st, 2019, 12:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2012 François Raveneau Chablis 1er Cru Montée de Tonnerre
Replies: 13
Views: 714

Re: TN: 2012 François Raveneau Chablis 1er Cru Montée de Tonnerre

Man I just found the 16 for 200 and thought I hit the jackpot.
by Ethan Abraham
December 16th, 2019, 5:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Northern Rhone Roundup
Replies: 9
Views: 771

Re: Northern Rhone Roundup

Great notes. That 99 gallet is amazing though I keep being a cheap bastard and missing out on it at auction.
Really liked ghostwriter Cabernet, similarly bright and lifted, have not tried the syrah yet.
by Ethan Abraham
December 16th, 2019, 1:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Winning auctions for same or more than retail?
Replies: 44
Views: 2071

Re: Winning auctions for same or more than retail?

Making the advice to bid what you want beforehand even more sound....if anything I will go back and update bids (for example if nothing early has hit) but always on future lots. In general though I find the hdh interface light years superior to any auction house. The ability to very easily group lot...
by Ethan Abraham
December 14th, 2019, 5:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Winning auctions for same or more than retail?
Replies: 44
Views: 2071

Re: Winning auctions for same or more than retail?

Yes. For example 16 ducru for 1600 (so 160 per bottle), pichon Baron for 120, 16 clerget clos vougeot for 140, 16 fourrier gc for 80. Hdh taxes aren't low but if you normally buy in NY it's not much difference.
by Ethan Abraham
December 14th, 2019, 3:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Winning auctions for same or more than retail?
Replies: 44
Views: 2071

Re: Winning auctions for same or more than retail?

So I'm curious what people were seeing that went above retail. I don't think you can count "retail" anything older than say 2010 except maybe in super blue chip bdx. I saw plenty of 2016 bdx and recent burg go well under retails.
by Ethan Abraham
December 14th, 2019, 11:49 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Winning auctions for same or more than retail?
Replies: 44
Views: 2071

Re: Winning auctions for same or more than retail?

TBH on the stuff I was bidding on (mostly recent vintage backfilling) stuff wasn't as strong as I thought it would be given the current trade worries. Actually still saw lots of bargains vs retail if you didn't mind taking full cases. Put in some not aggressive last minute absentee bids that ended u...
by Ethan Abraham
December 13th, 2019, 9:07 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Deals to Europe in winter/spring
Replies: 1
Views: 457

Deals to Europe in winter/spring

Aavacations has some excellent prices for business class + hotel packages in winter through April. Looking for 4 people finding 7 nights and nonstop flights for 6-7k from JFK.. Even if you just check into the hotel and go stay somewhere else it's a good deal on airfare.
by Ethan Abraham
December 13th, 2019, 2:52 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Egon Muller pricing
Replies: 24
Views: 1813

Re: Egon Muller pricing

16s were about the same as 15s (I paid 75/150 for a few) but then 17s the kab jumped over 100 and I did not bite.
by Ethan Abraham
December 11th, 2019, 10:37 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1999 Faiveley Corton-Clos des Cortons, Grand Cru
Replies: 21
Views: 1318

Re: TN: 1999 Faiveley Corton-Clos des Cortons, Grand Cru

PCLIN wrote:
December 10th, 2019, 6:29 am
‘07 is wide-open and delicious, the new Faiveley.
09 as well was great recently.
by Ethan Abraham
December 6th, 2019, 3:01 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Balanced, non fruit bomb cabernets?
Replies: 54
Views: 2832

Re: Balanced, non fruit bomb cabernets?

Ghostwriter is great. Small production but chambers in NY or flatiron in SF have it
by Ethan Abraham
December 2nd, 2019, 8:17 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: no Rieslingfeier this year...fyi
Replies: 23
Views: 1891

Re: no Rieslingfeier this year...fyi

Sounds great.
by Ethan Abraham
December 2nd, 2019, 6:30 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Black Friday Deals
Replies: 78
Views: 7719

Re: Black Friday Deals

Grapes is 20% off with a case (15% otherwise). If you didn't get enough 16 bdx before tariffs bumped up prices there's a big selection and lots of 375s. Other stuff too...
by Ethan Abraham
November 30th, 2019, 1:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 12588
Views: 607004

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Flatiron sale, 17 roumier boussiere, 18 gramenon meme and 18 dutraive fleurie.
by Ethan Abraham
November 26th, 2019, 2:43 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1993 Ravenswood Merlot Sonoma County (USA, California, Sonoma County)
Replies: 12
Views: 807

Re: TN: 1993 Ravenswood Merlot Sonoma County (USA, California, Sonoma County)

Awesome! Ended up with a lot of the merlot on the offer (a few of this one I think) so glad to hear it was good!
by Ethan Abraham
November 25th, 2019, 9:35 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: New York City Restaurants
Replies: 2326
Views: 140449

Re: New York City Restaurants

$30 I think
by Ethan Abraham
November 25th, 2019, 8:39 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: New York City Restaurants
Replies: 2326
Views: 140449

Re: New York City Restaurants

Barry L i p t o n wrote:
November 25th, 2019, 7:09 am
which did you have?

I was in Tomita Saturday and loved it. Very impressive.
We were at Tomita too, you must have been at the later seating...no other wine geeks at the 6pm!
by Ethan Abraham
November 25th, 2019, 3:08 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: New York City Restaurants
Replies: 2326
Views: 140449

Re: New York City Restaurants

Another great dinner at Cagen. They've been adjusting the format a bit. Currently they are doing the classic omakase with Chef Tomita in the back room for $180 ("Tomita" on Resy) and a $90-100 (I think) omakase/keiseki with Chef Hiromi ("Cagen" on Resy) in the front room. Small plate menu also avail...
by Ethan Abraham
November 24th, 2019, 3:36 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2017 Francois Mikulski Meursault Charmes
Replies: 5
Views: 561

Re: 2017 Francois Mikulski Meursault Charmes

They had the mikulskis at the skurnik tasting in NYC, no Charmes but everything I tried was great, ordered some tillets.
by Ethan Abraham
November 21st, 2019, 5:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Order to Serve these Dessert Wines?
Replies: 24
Views: 861

Re: What Order to Serve these Dessert Wines?

By dessert nobody wants to wait for more flights...just give everyone a few glasses and put them all out!
by Ethan Abraham
November 21st, 2019, 7:01 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 12588
Views: 607004

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Lee Barnard wrote:
November 19th, 2019, 12:35 pm
Case of the 2014 Chevillon Vaucrains
6x 2015 HN Murgers
Some nice deals to be had on that one...I picked up a case of 16 chevillon cailles.
by Ethan Abraham
November 12th, 2019, 6:43 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Turks & Caicos
Replies: 27
Views: 4015

Re: Turks & Caicos

We did a little snorkeling near stingray city, it was a blast.
by Ethan Abraham
November 11th, 2019, 5:02 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Turks & Caicos
Replies: 27
Views: 4015

Re: Turks & Caicos

Just got back from our trip to Cayman (ok I know this is a Turks thread but it seemed to end up being a discussion of both). We stayed at a condo called the beachcomber which is in the same stretch of beach as the Ritz and the Caribbean club mentioned above. No amenities (ie food onsite, concierge) ...
by Ethan Abraham
November 3rd, 2019, 6:34 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 11191
Views: 412325

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

2009 Rhys Alpine chard. Hot damn was this good. Big and rich with definite aged notes (but not oxidized at all) and zero heat or oak bitterness. Not a ton of acidity but manages not to be flabby at all. Just great.
by Ethan Abraham
November 2nd, 2019, 4:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best red Burgs for 2019
Replies: 25
Views: 1880

Re: Best red Burgs for 2019

2008 Mugneret-Gibourg Vosne-Romanee. Not bought on release as didn't start drinking burgundy at all until a few years later, but this bottle made me very happy that I've been buying and cellaring M-G and other good producers, even at the "lowly" village level, for the past few years.
by Ethan Abraham
October 31st, 2019, 12:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Is there a better Halloween wine than EMH Black Cat ?
Replies: 28
Views: 1526

Re: Is there a better Halloween wine than EMH Black Cat ?

Scarecrow is another obvious choice.
by Ethan Abraham
October 29th, 2019, 8:17 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: US 25% tariff on European wines; 100% "digital" tariff on French products called off for the moment
Replies: 1220
Views: 66652

Re: US to impose 25% tariff on European wine, cheese, etc.



Story about a.company importing wine in bulk and bottling it here.
by Ethan Abraham
October 23rd, 2019, 12:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 12588
Views: 607004

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Yes. They went quickly!
by Ethan Abraham
October 23rd, 2019, 12:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 12588
Views: 607004

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

2005 barthod chatelots. Someone beat me to the Cras...
by Ethan Abraham
October 22nd, 2019, 10:14 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Best American cheese I have tasted.
Replies: 72
Views: 3523

Re: Best American cheese I have tasted.

D@vid Bu3ker wrote:
October 22nd, 2019, 10:10 am
Jasper Hill Farms - Harbison

Drops mic...walks off stage
That is the correct answer (not counting rush creek since you can only get it for a short period)

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