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by Ethan Abraham
June 20th, 2019, 4:11 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Personal Collection of Rudi Weist @ Acker
Replies: 44
Views: 3638

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: 44
Views: 3638

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: 19
Views: 742

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: 19
Views: 742

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: 1530

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: 1530

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: 39
Views: 1295

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: 13
Views: 864

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: 1530

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: 1148

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: 20
Views: 750

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: 19
Views: 742

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: 44
Views: 3638

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...
by Ethan Abraham
May 30th, 2019, 12:56 pm
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Turks & Caicos
Replies: 19
Views: 742

Re: Turks & Caicos

Cayman always seems insanely expensive to me whenever I look at hotels there.

Really for a relaxed beach for a trip without kids I don't think you can beat cap jaluca in Anguilla.
by Ethan Abraham
May 30th, 2019, 4:17 am
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Turks & Caicos
Replies: 19
Views: 742

Re: Turks & Caicos

Can't go wrong with seven stars. Great location near lots of restaurants and shops, they have an adult pool now too just check with them about how construction of the Ritz next door might affect your room We also like the Somerset, though it's a little further from the main restaurant strip. Both sh...
by Ethan Abraham
May 29th, 2019, 2:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Favorite Wines You No Longer Buy Due to Pricing
Replies: 72
Views: 3984

Re: Favorite Wines You No Longer Buy Due to Pricing

Allemand is the only one where I had been buying for multiple years that I went full stop due to pricing, 2015 vintage.
by Ethan Abraham
May 26th, 2019, 4:13 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What’s the most inexpensive wine by the best wine makers.
Replies: 31
Views: 2157

Re: What’s the most inexpensive wine by the best wine makers.

As much as people complain about how burgundy is expensive and confusing, this is one area where it excels. Plenty of good bourgognes from producers that also make bottles than can cost hundreds. Hudelot noellat, barthod, bachelet (aligote), heck even Leroy's bourgogne can be quite good for $50.
by Ethan Abraham
May 25th, 2019, 3:25 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2012 Bernard Levet Côte-Rôtie La Chavaroche
Replies: 12
Views: 1083

Re: TN: 2012 Bernard Levet Côte-Rôtie La Chavaroche

'12 rostaing landonne was also fairly open (and delicious) on p'n'p, though this one did experience some tightening up after a few hours/on day 2. The nose was so intense I could smell it even with a cold.
by Ethan Abraham
May 17th, 2019, 9:40 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: ISO Wine Shops: Northern NJ / New York
Replies: 29
Views: 874

Re: ISO Wine Shops: Northern NJ / New York

Also if you like fish Closter has the best fish store on the planet.
by Ethan Abraham
May 17th, 2019, 9:39 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: ISO Wine Shops: Northern NJ / New York
Replies: 29
Views: 874

Re: ISO Wine Shops: Northern NJ / New York

Gary's in closter is pretty good. They get a good amount of burgundy and Bordeaux and often have good prices. And welcome to the hood! Someone should organize a north-east Bergen offline one of these days....what we lack in wine stores we certainly make up for in byo restaurants.
by Ethan Abraham
May 13th, 2019, 2:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Online wine auction offerings becoming sparse and pricey?
Replies: 67
Views: 4028

Re: Online wine auction offerings becoming sparse and pricey?

This week's zachys online auction had 500 lots with no bid as of Friday before they lowered reserves on most of them. Lots of relatively recent burgundy. Found some decent deals outside of the "best" vintages (ie 10/15 red and 14 white).
by Ethan Abraham
May 8th, 2019, 4:21 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Pierre-Yves Colin-Morey Bourgogne Blanc (France, Burgundy, Bourgogne Blanc)
Replies: 14
Views: 1358

Re: TN: 2017 Pierre-Yves Colin-Morey Bourgogne Blanc (France, Burgundy, Bourgogne Blanc)

Great wine. Tried this and the Le banc last week, Le banc definitely more full in the middle, a nice step up though both enjoyable. 2017 seems to be very promising for white burgs.
by Ethan Abraham
May 7th, 2019, 2:35 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Is the Weber Genesis still the best?
Replies: 23
Views: 815

Re: Is the Weber Genesis still the best?

Thx for all the replies btw. Weber ordered....next time anyone finds themselves in North NJ...
by Ethan Abraham
May 7th, 2019, 8:22 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Is the Weber Genesis still the best?
Replies: 23
Views: 815

Re: Is the Weber Genesis still the best?

Ethan - what is your use case for Propane? Not judging in any way - but you noted you already have a BGE. Do you not like direct grilling on Charcoal? Too long to heat? I have an egg which I use for most things, but people always ask me if I still have a propane grill. I do not see how I would use ...
by Ethan Abraham
May 5th, 2019, 3:02 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Is the Weber Genesis still the best?
Replies: 23
Views: 815

Is the Weber Genesis still the best?

Need to replace my gas grill. Any reason not to get a Weber? Anything better in the market? I already have a bge for smoking.
by Ethan Abraham
May 5th, 2019, 9:41 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Are you buying white burg to cellar for 10+ yrs?
Replies: 66
Views: 2604

Re: Are you buying white burg to cellar for 10+ yrs?

How have white burg release price changes over the last 15 years or so compared to red? Talking about higher end 1er/grand cru. That seems like a relevant fact for this discussion. Have whites gotten more or less.expensive adjusted for premox?
by Ethan Abraham
April 30th, 2019, 4:09 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2014 Aeris Wines Etna Bianco Superiore (Italy, Sicily, Etna DOC)
Replies: 22
Views: 1260

Re: TN: 2014 Aeris Wines Etna Bianco Superiore (Italy, Sicily, Etna DOC)

Reading CT tasting notes it does seem like this wine turned a corner a few months ago. Recently had a bottle that was great. To me it had the flavor profile of a chard with the acidity and general mouthfeel of a Riesling.
by Ethan Abraham
April 28th, 2019, 3:59 am
Forum: BYO Forum - Wine at Restaurants
Topic: Jersey City and Northern NJ
Replies: 222
Views: 21412

Re: Jersey City and Northern NJ

Westwood, it's the new place from the viaggio chef.
by Ethan Abraham
April 27th, 2019, 6:52 pm
Forum: BYO Forum - Wine at Restaurants
Topic: Jersey City and Northern NJ
Replies: 222
Views: 21412

Re: Jersey City and Northern NJ

Osteria Crescendo is $25 corkage but not allowed Friday and Saturday. Wine list is an interesting mix of Italian wines but almost all low end and all young (and high markup despite low price) So if you want to drink old barolo here on a weekend you are SOL.
by Ethan Abraham
April 9th, 2019, 7:04 am
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Mendocino and other Northern/Central CA ideas
Replies: 4
Views: 319

Re: Mendocino and other Northern/Central CA ideas

The Andiron in little river (next to mendo) might be a good fit for you. They have goats too, I think.
by Ethan Abraham
March 27th, 2019, 2:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2017 Riesling Großes Gewächs
Replies: 25
Views: 1570

Re: 2017 Riesling Großes Gewächs

Imagine that's the list of the others not mentioned above...

How did the zilliken fare? I enjoyed the 16 a lot
by Ethan Abraham
March 27th, 2019, 11:09 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2010 Clos Saron "Spring Frost"
Replies: 8
Views: 346

Re: TN: 2010 Clos Saron "Spring Frost"

Well luckily I have another bottle coming! Will put it away for a while and see what happens.
by Ethan Abraham
March 22nd, 2019, 11:54 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2010 Clos Saron "Spring Frost"
Replies: 8
Views: 346

Re: TN: 2010 Clos Saron "Spring Frost"

Yup...I liked this wine a lot but it tasted 10 years older than it is.
by Ethan Abraham
March 21st, 2019, 5:56 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2013 birth year
Replies: 59
Views: 2366

Re: 2013 birth year

I've certainly been happier with 13 red burgs I've had over the last year than after release. Also have a 13 birth year, I should have waited to buy until more recently as deals have abounded recently, but happy to have what I do. If you are are ok with auctions you can find some great deals now. Ba...
by Ethan Abraham
March 1st, 2019, 5:11 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Steak Porn
Replies: 1914
Views: 153646

Re: Steak Porn

First two steaks from the berserkerday flannery vertical.
by Ethan Abraham
February 23rd, 2019, 6:39 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2017 Burgundy
Replies: 23
Views: 1864

Re: 2017 Burgundy

From what I can tell prices in Europe/UK are flat to slightly lower for 17s than 16s, combined with currency moves you would think prices in the US should be less. Alas that doesn't seem to be happening(at least through normal channels), the non-gray market offers I've seen so far have been flat to ...
by Ethan Abraham
February 22nd, 2019, 1:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2014 Barolo at Festa dal Barolo
Replies: 18
Views: 1209

Re: TN: 2014 Barolo at Festa dal Barolo

Right, I was saying that I've noticed the same thing even in regions where the "next" vintage isn't getting amazing hype.
by Ethan Abraham
February 21st, 2019, 9:01 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2014 Barolo at Festa dal Barolo
Replies: 18
Views: 1209

Re: TN: 2014 Barolo at Festa dal Barolo

John Morris wrote:
February 21st, 2019, 8:25 am
A lot of '13s seem to have stuck on the shelves, even many at much lower prices. I'd guess it's all the hype over '15 and '16.
It seems like the same is happening in other regions. Tons of 15 and 16 burg still available and I don't think anyone is super excited about 17s.
by Ethan Abraham
February 13th, 2019, 4:14 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2013 Laurent Tribut Chablis 1er Cru Beauroy
Replies: 8
Views: 344

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: 9123

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: 77
Views: 6298

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: 77
Views: 6298

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: 397

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: 1025

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: 9
Views: 564

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: 1094

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: 8108

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: 82
Views: 4645

Re: Flannery Beef!

Excited to finally try some flannery after hearing about it for years...in for the younger set and some burgers.

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