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by Ethan Abraham
December 2nd, 2019, 8:17 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: no Rieslingfeier this year...fyi
Replies: 21
Views: 1347

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: 7501

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: 12213
Views: 587423

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: 720

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: 2289
Views: 136576

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: 2289
Views: 136576

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: 2289
Views: 136576

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: 525

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: 802

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: 12213
Views: 587423

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: 3347

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: 3347

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: 10977
Views: 401394

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: 1824

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: 1492

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 to impose 25% tariff on European wine, cheese, etc.
Replies: 651
Views: 33508

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: 12213
Views: 587423

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: 12213
Views: 587423

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: 69
Views: 2749

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)
by Ethan Abraham
October 22nd, 2019, 4:14 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: New York City Restaurants
Replies: 2289
Views: 136576

Re: New York City Restaurants

Jardiniere got a star but not Shun, likely timing as I think jardiniere opened a month earlier.
by Ethan Abraham
October 18th, 2019, 6:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: juge hunter: astor wines edition
Replies: 15
Views: 1200

Re: juge hunter: astor wines edition

Someone paid over 400 a bottle each for 09, 10, and 14 at hdh this week.....
by Ethan Abraham
October 17th, 2019, 2:43 pm
Forum: BYO Forum - Wine at Restaurants
Topic: New York City, aka Manhattan and the boroughs BYO
Replies: 642
Views: 68034

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

Italliene (w 24th St) has no corkage Mondays. Anyone been?
by Ethan Abraham
October 16th, 2019, 3:07 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Where Does Dessert Go For You?
Replies: 17
Views: 1010

Re: Where Does Dessert Go For You?

In my belly.
by Ethan Abraham
October 15th, 2019, 12:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ravenswood library offer
Replies: 355
Views: 18361

Re: Ravenswood library offer

Happy to set up an offline in NY and split a few bottles that I purchased/have others bring theirs. Would have to be an odd time around the holidays, unless we pushed to Jan/Feb. I couldn’t do the holidays. Could maybe do Jan, and would happily contribute some bottles. Could be fun and also throw i...
by Ethan Abraham
October 14th, 2019, 5:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else
Replies: 1148
Views: 63965

Re: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else

A lot of those chevillons went for much cheaper in Mark's auction (the quantities don't quite match though so I don't think they are reselling those)
by Ethan Abraham
October 14th, 2019, 2:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 12213
Views: 587423

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

A bunch of Willi Schaefer back vintages. But fess up, who took all the spat #5s?
by Ethan Abraham
October 14th, 2019, 4:23 am
Forum: BYO Forum - Wine at Restaurants
Topic: Fairfield County, CT
Replies: 17
Views: 3114

Re: Fairfield County, CT

Man I started this thread a long time ago. Drank a lot of 09 Beaujolais with burgers and short ribs at Nicolas Robert. I gather that and le farm are both closed....haven't lived in CT since 2012 though I do work in greenwich occasionally.
by Ethan Abraham
October 11th, 2019, 7:29 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: New York City Restaurants
Replies: 2289
Views: 136576

Re: New York City Restaurants

Has anyone been to Reverence yet? Been open a few months and I've heard zero buzz about it.
by Ethan Abraham
October 8th, 2019, 7:24 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: US to impose 25% tariff on European wine, cheese, etc.
Replies: 651
Views: 33508

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

A 25% increase in price due to tariffs will result in a 25% increase in retail price, sometimes somewhat modified by producers and importers (but not wholesalers and retailers) tightening their belts. Wholesalers and retailers, rather than cut margins, will simply steer their customers to wines not...
by Ethan Abraham
October 7th, 2019, 11:21 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2015 Willi Schaefer Graacher Domprobst Riesling Kabinett #3
Replies: 9
Views: 564

Re: TN: 2015 Willi Schaefer Graacher Domprobst Riesling Kabinett #3

Happens all the time with German wine....
by Ethan Abraham
October 6th, 2019, 6:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2004 Willi Schaefer Graacher Domprobst Riesling Kabinett (Germany, Mosel Saar Ruwer)
Replies: 5
Views: 311

Re: TN: 2004 Willi Schaefer Graacher Domprobst Riesling Kabinett (Germany, Mosel Saar Ruwer)

D@vid Bu3ker wrote:
October 6th, 2019, 5:33 pm
FWIW, the 2015 was quite electric, if completely primary.
Ditto for. 15 spat I had a few weeks ago
by Ethan Abraham
October 5th, 2019, 1:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2006 Jacques-Frédéric Mugnier Nuits St. Georges 1er Cru Clos de la Maréchale
Replies: 9
Views: 639

Re: TN: 2006 Jacques-Frédéric Mugnier Nuits St. Georges 1er Cru Clos de la Maréchale

Doug, That is a great note. Really makes me want to try another soon. I have a couple left from a pack I bought on release...for around $60! Wish I had that chance again. Cheers. To be fair one of the few top tier burgs that really hasn't had awful inflation! Its three figures fairly regularly now,...
by Ethan Abraham
October 5th, 2019, 12:55 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2006 Jacques-Frédéric Mugnier Nuits St. Georges 1er Cru Clos de la Maréchale
Replies: 9
Views: 639

Re: TN: 2006 Jacques-Frédéric Mugnier Nuits St. Georges 1er Cru Clos de la Maréchale

Dennis Atick wrote:
October 5th, 2019, 8:36 am
Doug,
That is a great note. Really makes me want to try another soon. I have a couple left from a pack I bought on release...for around $60! Wish I had that chance again. Cheers.
To be fair one of the few top tier burgs that really hasn't had awful inflation!
by Ethan Abraham
October 4th, 2019, 3:11 pm
Forum: Wine Pimps
Topic: Arnoux-Lachaux 2017 RSV
Replies: 10
Views: 1027

Re: Arnoux-Lachaux 2017 RSV

Seems like a nutty price.

Also, wrong subforum.
by Ethan Abraham
October 4th, 2019, 2:56 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ravenswood library offer
Replies: 355
Views: 18361

Re: Ravenswood library offer

JYoung wrote:
October 3rd, 2019, 7:24 pm
Ethan Abraham wrote:
October 3rd, 2019, 7:56 am
They've confirmed the timing will not be in the middle of the night!
Did this go out in an email? I got the first email, but never any follow up about a change to the timing.
I emailed Erika, She said plan is 9am Pacific. I imagine they will send something out.
by Ethan Abraham
October 3rd, 2019, 7:56 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ravenswood library offer
Replies: 355
Views: 18361

Re: Ravenswood library offer

They've confirmed the timing will not be in the middle of the night!
by Ethan Abraham
October 3rd, 2019, 6:42 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: US to impose 25% tariff on European wine, cheese, etc.
Replies: 651
Views: 33508

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

Going to be some complicated situations with the likes of Envoyer. They have multiple shipments of some champagnes and provisionally allocate them. Difficult conversation to say “well you had your wine but you didn’t pick it up, so we gave it to someone else and now you need to pay 25% more when th...
by Ethan Abraham
October 3rd, 2019, 4:18 am
Forum: BYO Forum - Wine at Restaurants
Topic: New York City, aka Manhattan and the boroughs BYO
Replies: 642
Views: 68034

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

Any suggestions for somewhere in Manhattan for a BYO dinner midweek with reasonable (say, $25) corkage appropriate for an Italian red wine dinner? (Besides Marta, which does fit the bill)
by Ethan Abraham
October 2nd, 2019, 4:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ravenswood library offer
Replies: 355
Views: 18361

Re: Ravenswood library offer

Given that constellation had it all marked at zero I imagine the prices will be good. This is very exciting.
by Ethan Abraham
October 2nd, 2019, 3:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: US to impose 25% tariff on European wine, cheese, etc.
Replies: 651
Views: 33508

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

D@vid Bu3ker wrote:
October 2nd, 2019, 3:50 pm
Alan Rath wrote:
October 2nd, 2019, 3:49 pm
Does anyone know how the tariffs kick in? Like wines already contracted/purchased but not shipped?
If the wines have not been accepted through US Customs prior to the date then the tariffs kick in.
So what happens to retailers that have sold millions of dollars of bordeaux futures...
by Ethan Abraham
September 29th, 2019, 12:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 12213
Views: 587423

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

In that spirit, my local nice store has a semi annual 30% off everything sale. They have a few bottles of 2014 Roumier sitting on the shelf for a while so picked up the last bottle of the 2014 Roumier Les Cras for under $300... I can't say the store is kept as cool as one would hope so will probably...
by Ethan Abraham
September 27th, 2019, 2:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 12213
Views: 587423

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Picked up some drouhin chambertin beze from the famous golodetz cellar.
by Ethan Abraham
September 26th, 2019, 1:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2008 Salon
Replies: 149
Views: 12162

Re: 2008 Salon

R@y.Tupp@+sch wrote:
September 26th, 2019, 12:58 pm
B. Buzzini wrote:
September 26th, 2019, 11:30 am
Since there will be no 2008 Krug...maybe people can justify their Krug $ going for this? [grin.gif]
Where did you hear that?
Been discussed a bit on vinous and I've seen elsewhere too. Apparently LVMH didn't want to buy the fruit in 08 in the midst of the crisis.
by Ethan Abraham
September 22nd, 2019, 12:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2019 Grosser Ring Auctions
Replies: 67
Views: 2576

Re: 2019 Grosser Ring Auctions

Russell Faulkner wrote:
September 22nd, 2019, 12:11 pm
260 I think.
Way over estimate. I guess not surprising if there was in general low excitement for 2018.
by Ethan Abraham
September 22nd, 2019, 12:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2019 Grosser Ring Auctions
Replies: 67
Views: 2576

Re: 2019 Grosser Ring Auctions

Anyone know what the schafer frohlich ba went for (17)?
by Ethan Abraham
September 21st, 2019, 10:21 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Heritage Auction - Familiar Cellar Name
Replies: 104
Views: 7371

Re: Heritage Auction - Familiar Cellar Name

Picked up a few lots yesterday at reasonable prices. Got outbid in the last day or two on all the chevillon and birthyear Bordeaux I was bidding for.
by Ethan Abraham
September 20th, 2019, 5:30 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: New York City Restaurants
Replies: 2289
Views: 136576

Re: New York City Restaurants

Sad to report Bar Uchu (not the Sushi part) has closed. I LOVED that place. So bummed. These small restaurants open with great young chefs and it works for awhile because they do not need to do much business to avoid losing money but then they realize you can never make money with an 8-12 seat rest...
by Ethan Abraham
September 12th, 2019, 5:41 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: US retailers offering German auction wines?
Replies: 29
Views: 1240

Re: US retailers offering German auction wines?

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