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by Corey N.
April 18th, 2019, 7:40 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Paris-Roubaix with the Boys: 1993 Dunn HB, 1986 La Dominique, 2002 d’Armailhac, 2004 Giscours
Replies: 19
Views: 436

Re: Paris-Roubaix with the Boys: 1993 Dunn HB, 1986 La Dominique, 2002 d’Armailhac, 2004 Giscours

I guess your scoring is conclusive proof that you have a new world palate.

Nice line-up, champ.
by Corey N.
April 12th, 2019, 7:44 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Has Anyone Been Drinking BerserkerDay Wines Lately?
Replies: 450
Views: 33409

Re: Has Anyone Been Drinking BerserkerDay Wines Lately?

I opened a 2013 Briceland Phelps Vineyard last night for some good friends that were in from out of town. They LOVED it -- the female half of the couple, who doesn't normally like Pinot Noir, really enjoyed this and the male half said it was better than the Rhys that he went gaga for when I gifted i...
by Corey N.
April 10th, 2019, 9:30 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Best Steak butcher in Chicago
Replies: 18
Views: 385

Re: Best Steak butcher in Chicago

IMHO the only game in town is Eataly. The others are interesting and despite credentials I’ve never had a mind blowing steak from PQM—always disappointed. Paulina is great for sausages and they are real butchers but their meat is Choice. So for me it’s Eataly or ordering via fed ex. Eataly steaks a...
by Corey N.
April 8th, 2019, 2:34 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Best Steak butcher in Chicago
Replies: 18
Views: 385

Re: Best Steak butcher in Chicago

Sigh, this is a tough one. I used to go to Olympia Meats on Randolph before it closed. That was indeed a very sad day. Now, I do my best to eat Slagel Farms. You can find it either by contacting them directly or going to certain grocery stores. I go to Fresh Market Place on Western ave and they car...
by Corey N.
April 8th, 2019, 11:26 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Best Steak butcher in Chicago
Replies: 18
Views: 385

Re: Best Steak butcher in Chicago

PQM (Publican Quality Meats) on Fulton has very high quality meat and you will absolutely pay through the nose for it. You might also try Butcher & Larder, Paulina Meat Market, Gepperth's Meat Market and Gene's Sausage Shop & Delicatessen in Lincoln Square.
by Corey N.
April 4th, 2019, 9:45 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Chicago Restaurant Thread
Replies: 580
Views: 25310

Re: Chicago Restaurant Thread

Thanks guys. I grabbed a table at Haisous for an upcoming Thurs, which is listed as a day that they do corkage so I assume that will work. $25 is fine. How is the winelist? Hope the local couple we’re going with can deal with some different dishes. List is better than most. https://www.haisous.com/...
by Corey N.
April 2nd, 2019, 11:08 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Texas BBQ Spring Break
Replies: 12
Views: 405

Re: Texas BBQ Spring Break

Looks like a wonderful trip Smarty Clown! Jealous that you went to Franklin's. Serious question, was the brisket that much better than the others that it was worth a 3-hour wait? Put another way, would you do it again?
by Corey N.
April 2nd, 2019, 7:50 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: When’s the last time you cracked 12% in Cali?
Replies: 25
Views: 1197

Re: When’s the last time you cracked 12% in Cali?

According to my notes, I had a 2012 Broc Cellars Cab Franc that was 12% on the button, and other wines of theirs that I tried were not much higher. I've only had the 12 rendition and I agree that it's quite atypical for Cab Franc. It drank more like a Pinot -- lighter bodied and redder fruited than ...
by Corey N.
March 28th, 2019, 5:35 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ray Walker's New New Bourbon Company - Saint Cloud Kentucky Bourbon
Replies: 452
Views: 30645

Re: Ray Walker's New New Bourbon Company - Saint Cloud Kentucky Bourbon

J a y H a c k wrote:
March 27th, 2019, 7:27 am
Bill Tex Landreth wrote:
March 26th, 2019, 5:57 pm
Anton D wrote:
March 26th, 2019, 5:52 pm
Talking about this guy reminds me of why I refuse to learn the name of the guy who shot John Lennon.
Lee Harvey Oswald.

Your welcome
No, idiot, it was Sirhan Sirhan Sirhan Sirhan.
You forgot a Sirhan. The most important one, too.
by Corey N.
March 27th, 2019, 10:09 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Chicago Restaurant Thread
Replies: 580
Views: 25310

Re: Chicago Restaurant Thread

A few brief thoughts on recent restaurants: S.K.Y. - we had a very nice meal there recently. The first time I went, the service was very out of sync and the second time it wasn't much better. But things have improved on the service front and it feels like the food has improved a bit as well. Favorit...
by Corey N.
March 26th, 2019, 9:23 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ray Walker's New New Bourbon Company - Saint Cloud Kentucky Bourbon
Replies: 452
Views: 30645

Re: Ray Walker's New New Bourbon Company - Saint Cloud Kentucky Bourbon

Saint Cloud is a small Kentucky Bourbon House with a truly limited production. The first batch is composed of 3,000 bottles. Due to supplies, we cannot guarantee an offer to everyone. Please be patient and we will return your inquiry request at our earliest convenience. our first batch, a 2016 Kent...
by Corey N.
March 19th, 2019, 11:40 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Chicago Restaurant Thread
Replies: 580
Views: 25310

Re: Chicago Restaurant Thread

Clayton, they did not send the pairings -- just the 35 page list. Perhaps I'll request a copy; thanks for the tip.
by Corey N.
March 19th, 2019, 7:35 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Chicago Restaurant Thread
Replies: 580
Views: 25310

Re: Chicago Restaurant Thread

Paul/George, thanks for your responses. There are actually a couple reasonable deals on older Cab Franc. Musar is fairly priced (for a restaurant). But I was leaning toward what you suggested George (and what was also suggested by another friend)...Champagne and maybe a glass of red and call it a day.
by Corey N.
March 18th, 2019, 6:54 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Chicago Restaurant Thread
Replies: 580
Views: 25310

Re: Chicago Restaurant Thread

Heading to Alinea this coming weekend. Better to pass on the pairings? I asked for and received a copy of the bottle list. Not many bargains, that's for sure.
by Corey N.
March 15th, 2019, 11:58 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Beer people have OFFICIALLY lost their minds....
Replies: 21
Views: 606

Re: Beer people have OFFICIALLY lost their minds....

Matthew Brown wrote:
March 15th, 2019, 11:07 am
This is purely the mewling hoards following Instagram hype.
That Shenandoah Valley education is really paying off.
by Corey N.
March 9th, 2019, 9:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Andrew Morris, white courtesy phone please, Andrew Morris...
Replies: 5
Views: 530

Re: Andrew Morris, white courtesy phone please, Andrew Morris...

I spoke to him last week. You might try calling.
by Corey N.
March 8th, 2019, 8:31 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Chicago Restaurant Thread
Replies: 580
Views: 25310

Re: Chicago Restaurant Thread

George Hejna wrote:
March 8th, 2019, 8:05 am
Oh the stories I could tell...... [snort.gif]

George
I have time.
by Corey N.
March 8th, 2019, 7:31 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Chicago Restaurant Thread
Replies: 580
Views: 25310

Re: Chicago Restaurant Thread

I read all the original emails before they were taken down. Alinea did not make a mistake. If anyone did it was her assistant. George I did too and I agree. It sounds like Alinea went above and beyond to reasonably accommodate. Cat tried to shame the restaurant by tagging celebrity chefs on her ins...
by Corey N.
March 7th, 2019, 7:27 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Chicago Restaurant Thread
Replies: 580
Views: 25310

Re: Chicago Restaurant Thread

Jim Brennan wrote:
March 7th, 2019, 6:27 am
Given the complexities of running a kitchen/restaurant, one would expect Cat to be more understanding rather than less.
The fact that Cora still has not apologized speaks volumes about her.
by Corey N.
March 7th, 2019, 5:44 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2014 Domaine Bernard Baudry Chinon Le Clos Guillot
Replies: 16
Views: 602

Re: TN: 2014 Domaine Bernard Baudry Chinon Le Clos Guillot

Marc Frontario wrote:
March 7th, 2019, 5:42 am
..if it was with Corey you would have woken up sticky, cold, sore and confused.
Seriously? I’m not even on this thread.

Also, you forgot with a smile on his face.
by Corey N.
March 4th, 2019, 11:19 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Chicago Restaurant Thread
Replies: 580
Views: 25310

Re: Chicago Restaurant Thread

Mostly because I think Nick will enjoy... CAT FIGHT! Iron Chef Cat Cora Storms Out of Alinea After Reservation Dispute A camera caught Cora extending a middle finger to staff as she exited the restaurant. Cora criticized Alinea chef Grant Achatz for not rectifying the situation and called Alinea “ar...
by Corey N.
March 2nd, 2019, 3:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: PSA 15% off day at Binnys Saturday
Replies: 12
Views: 804

Re: PSA 15% off day at Binnys Saturday

I was proud that I passed a binnys and kept driving. Too much wine/liquor and it seems like they’re doing the 15% off every other month or so. I have plenty to tide me over until then (and then some). Not hating on those who grabbed some nice deals, but it was liberating to recognize that I have eno...
by Corey N.
March 1st, 2019, 8:49 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Elitistreview.com reaches an impressive milestone
Replies: 20
Views: 912

Re: Elitistreview.com reaches an impressive milestone

Simply brilliant ol' chap. Nicely done. I lift my glass in your general direction with a hearty huzzah.
by Corey N.
February 27th, 2019, 3:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ray Walker's New New Bourbon Company - Saint Cloud Kentucky Bourbon
Replies: 452
Views: 30645

Re: Ray Walker's New New Bourbon Company - Saint Cloud Kentucky Bourbon

No snark here either, but I was walking the bourbon aisle at Binny’s earlier today and 95% of the product I saw must have been created by marketing teams given the brands and packaging (with very few of the classic brands on the shelves). Pretty sad for an extraordinary beverage category #allhatnoh...
by Corey N.
February 27th, 2019, 12:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Official Costco Thread
Replies: 1210
Views: 129530

Re: Official Costco Thread

Everybody else's Costco >>>>> my Costco. You’d be better off to pay full price then have to spend time in Lubbock, trust me. Ha! When HdH retail was in its prime, it was pretty great. But our liquor stores mostly stink. Chicago is dominated by Binny's, a Total Wine type store with (as far as I can ...
by Corey N.
February 27th, 2019, 12:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Official Costco Thread
Replies: 1210
Views: 129530

Re: Official Costco Thread

Everybody else's Costco >>>>> my Costco.
by Corey N.
February 27th, 2019, 12:00 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Grünkohl makes the big time. NYT
Replies: 5
Views: 254

Re: Grünkohl makes the big time. NYT

Hi Corey, I just got a charge out of seeing this in the NYT. I know many of the pix, and I know the market. Also, my Brother and SIL (from Chicago) love this stuff (as done here), and were here over Christmas. We all got down to the last day of the Christmas market to have our glühwein and heaping ...
by Corey N.
February 27th, 2019, 6:39 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ray Walker's New New Bourbon Company - Saint Cloud Kentucky Bourbon
Replies: 452
Views: 30645

Re: Ray Walker's New New Bourbon Company - Saint Cloud Kentucky Bourbon

The whiskey if it has any age is from MGP, is my guess, which has great product to build sales while your whiskey ages.....if Ray thought Burgundy was tough, Bourbon followers go back to the grain of corn and field....if he isn't transparent hellfail epically. Kris, Like you, I initially thought th...
by Corey N.
February 27th, 2019, 6:30 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Grünkohl makes the big time. NYT
Replies: 5
Views: 254

Re: Grünkohl makes the big time. NYT

Hi Corey, I just got a charge out of seeing this in the NYT. I know many of the pix, and I know the market. Also, my Brother and SIL (from Chicago) love this stuff (as done here), and were here over Christmas. We all got down to the last day of the Christmas market to have our glühwein and heaping ...
by Corey N.
February 26th, 2019, 12:05 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Grünkohl makes the big time. NYT
Replies: 5
Views: 254

Re: Grünkohl makes the big time. NYT

Does one actually say congratulations to another for having access to...kale?
by Corey N.
February 25th, 2019, 8:34 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Poll: Which type of German rieslings do you usually prefer?
Replies: 86
Views: 1869

Re: Poll: Which type of German rieslings do you usually prefer?

David K o l i n wrote:
February 23rd, 2019, 8:18 pm
Older Spatlesen
We agree!

Though I'll go one step further to say that they're all pretty damned tasty.
by Corey N.
February 23rd, 2019, 4:01 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Bourbon Thread
Replies: 3309
Views: 164419

Re: The Bourbon Thread

I also love tasting Jesus. Not as much as I love Los Gatos, which is genuinely lovely, or MKE, which has a bad reputation. — Incidentally, the people at Breaking Bourbon tried to see how flavor changes with time open and they also looked at storage conditions. They noted some changes, but YMMV. brea...
by Corey N.
February 22nd, 2019, 4:10 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Bourbon Thread
Replies: 3309
Views: 164419

Re: The Bourbon Thread

I've heard that the 1920 doesn't "age well" after opening, whereas some bourbons tend to improve. Any thoughts? Alcohol doesn't "age" once bottled nor opened. I know it doesn’t age per se, hence the quotes, but many bourbon drinkers swear that the flavors change as it is exposed to air. YMMV.
by Corey N.
February 22nd, 2019, 10:10 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Bourbon Thread
Replies: 3309
Views: 164419

Re: The Bourbon Thread

Mich@el Ch@ng wrote:
February 18th, 2019, 6:29 pm
I reloaded more 1920; have a case put away in case they stop wide scale distribution; learned my lesson with weller 12, down to 3 bottles of that.
I've heard that the 1920 doesn't "age well" after opening, whereas some bourbons tend to improve. Any thoughts?
by Corey N.
February 22nd, 2019, 9:06 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine drinking in France sucks
Replies: 287
Views: 14073

Re: Wine drinking in France sucks

I'm sorry that you had a bad experience, but I'd say it is the exception to the rule. Corey, you and I and a lot of BBers agree. The question becomes: who's rules? I doubt Alan's experience was an exception, for Alan. He believes and boldly states: "Wine drinking in France sucks". This thread is a ...
by Corey N.
February 22nd, 2019, 7:45 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine drinking in France sucks
Replies: 287
Views: 14073

Re: Wine drinking in France sucks

Alan, I don't mean to pile on, but I recently returned from a week in France (based in Paris). In my experience, the wine lists are far cheaper and more interesting than what you'd find in the US. Certainly, if you're looking for American wine you will be unhappy, but you can drink locally for a ver...
by Corey N.
February 22nd, 2019, 5:14 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Chicago wine storage suggestions? Have to move from Kinzie Street Lock-Up
Replies: 34
Views: 1225

Re: Chicago wine storage suggestions? Have to move from Kinzie St Lock-Up

John — EBS is also very basic. Great location, plenty of parking, but there is nothing exciting about the place. Except Doug.
by Corey N.
February 21st, 2019, 4:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: An early SOTY on 2008 Cristal, at the AIRPORT
Replies: 10
Views: 917

Re: An early SOTY on 2008 Cristal, at the AIRPORT

Jonathan Sirot wrote:
February 21st, 2019, 4:47 pm
I think I did ok yesterday. Picked up some 04 Krug at $219 which seems like as low as I will find.
Tasted the 04 recently at Krug. It’s goibg to be great, but needs some time.
by Corey N.
February 21st, 2019, 1:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ray Walker's New New Bourbon Company - Saint Cloud Kentucky Bourbon
Replies: 452
Views: 30645

Re: Ray Walker's New New Bourbon Company - Saint Cloud Kentucky Bourbon

Brent C l a y t o n wrote:
February 21st, 2019, 12:46 pm
An hour ago on Facebook...Coming soon!
The packaging is legit gorgeous.

#NoSnark
by Corey N.
February 21st, 2019, 10:44 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: David McMillan (Joe Beef) on how excess nearly killed him
Replies: 15
Views: 958

Re: David McMillan (Joe Beef) on how excess nearly killed him

Pretty common in the industry. A chef friend posted the story on his Facebook page -- he admitted he lived the life.
by Corey N.
February 20th, 2019, 7:43 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2003 Château Lafite Rothschild
Replies: 10
Views: 689

Re: TN: 2003 Château Lafite Rothschild

Robert.A.Jr. wrote:
February 20th, 2019, 7:36 am
he thinks Pavie is King of Bordeaux.
He's not wrong.

¯\_(ツ)_/¯
by Corey N.
February 20th, 2019, 7:36 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2003 Château Lafite Rothschild
Replies: 10
Views: 689

Re: TN: 2003 Château Lafite Rothschild

Too bad you don't like the Insignia. I tasted at Phelps in the summer and frankly forgot that they make some very nice wines. I'm not sure the QPR is there for me, but they have a talented winemaker. Insignia needs AT LEAST a decade to shine, and preferably more time. A bit OT, but for my money, th...
by Corey N.
February 20th, 2019, 7:30 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Chicago wine storage suggestions? Have to move from Kinzie Street Lock-Up
Replies: 34
Views: 1225

Re: Chicago wine storage suggestions? Have to move from Kinzie St Lock-Up

East Bank Wine Storage on Lake and Halsted is close to where you're keeping your wines.

They are opening up another facility soonish (I've been told summer) that is further away (near the medical district) that is expected to be a bit cheaper.
by Corey N.
February 20th, 2019, 7:16 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Exploring Goodfellow and Kelley Fox PN
Replies: 24
Views: 1206

Re: TN: Exploring Goodfellow and Kelley Fox PN

Great notes as always. I don't believe I've ever read "celery salt" as a descriptor, but it's very evocative and makes me want to grab a bottle. I'm a fan of Marcus' wine, a bit less so Kelley. I think her flavors are very pure, but they seem to lack concentration, so I'm intrigued by your note on t...
by Corey N.
February 20th, 2019, 6:35 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2003 Château Lafite Rothschild
Replies: 10
Views: 689

Re: TN: 2003 Château Lafite Rothschild

Nice note, although it doesn’t sound like it’s quite in your wheelhouse.

Insignia is a nice wine, but it needs time.

For my technologically challenged friend...
by Corey N.
February 19th, 2019, 2:32 pm
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Tasting Fees in Champagne?
Replies: 14
Views: 560

Re: Tasting Fees in Champagne?

Did you pay a guide? When we went to Taittinger, there was a fee associated with the tour and baseline tasting, which was rolled into the cost of the guide. Bumping up to the higher-end wines resulted in an incremental cost. No guide. It was graciously arranged by someone ITB. We didn't pay a nicke...
by Corey N.
February 19th, 2019, 7:26 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Eating and Drinking in Paris (Updated November 2018)
Replies: 131
Views: 8079

Re: Eating and Drinking in Paris (Updated November 2018)

Michel Abood wrote:
February 19th, 2019, 6:54 am
-CAM Export/Import (quickly becoming a classic go-to on each of my trips):
CAM was very good. It reminded be a lot of Atoboy in NYC, though I think the latter is a touch more refined.
by Corey N.
February 18th, 2019, 11:48 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Negative attention is better than no attention at all
Replies: 14
Views: 1418

Re: Negative attention is better than no attention at all

Pretty sure Jussie Smollet disagrees with you, or will very soon.

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