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by Corey N.
July 10th, 2020, 2:55 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Sabelli-Frisch Wines
Replies: 39
Views: 3014

Re: Sabelli-Frisch Wines

A member alerted me that John Gilman, from the wine letter View From The Cellar has given the wines pretty good reviews: Mission 92pts. Alicante Bouschet 91+pts. Marsanne 90pts. Flame Tokay 88pts. Can't be anything but very thankful for that as a debutante! [cheers.gif] flirtysmile Great scores! FW...
by Corey N.
July 9th, 2020, 10:28 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Chicago Restaurant Thread
Replies: 791
Views: 42508

Re: Chicago Restaurant Thread

Kokonas is operating on a higher horse than anyone ive seen. Guy has drank way too much of his own kool aid. Current situation could not display this more beautifully. Agreed. This is one where you admit you erred, claim that you didn't mean to offend and move on. Instead, Kokonas went out and hire...
by Corey N.
July 8th, 2020, 6:52 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Chicago Restaurant Thread
Replies: 791
Views: 42508

Re: Chicago Restaurant Thread

In a best case scenario, Alinea was going for gallows humor. But it strikes me as tone deaf.
by Corey N.
July 7th, 2020, 6:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Becheur 2018 Cabernet
Replies: 84
Views: 3743

Re: Becheur 2018 Cabernet

As a consumer, I hate the dynamic pricing. Unless I’m in the first wave, I’m going to feel like I overpaid. By no means am I criticizing; it’s not my business how to price the wine, but I’ve passed on two offers because I didn’t want to be the sucker that overpaid.
by Corey N.
June 30th, 2020, 3:04 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Chicago Restaurant Thread
Replies: 791
Views: 42508

Re: Chicago Restaurant Thread

Bad Hunter has closed. I'm sure many more will close in the coming months. https://chicago.eater.com/2020/6/30/21308490/bad-hunter-chicago-closed-west-loop-pizza-lobo-logan-square I just saw Clever Rabbit and Trattoria No. 10 closed too. The latter is a blow...not that I went often, but it was conne...
by Corey N.
June 29th, 2020, 5:42 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Chicago Restaurant Thread
Replies: 791
Views: 42508

Re: Chicago Restaurant Thread

Blackbird is permanently closing. https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-coronavirus-blackbird-restaurant-closing-chicago-20200629-wd6vrgjm4ffejdlahihvauzhji-story.html?fbclid=IwAR1IDoXVgT0v4rWEuG08jHiiTHlRX6wR7_AS98UP3I_q5LQmiUJc1QS4ojo That’s a shame. Wonderful food, but quite sterile.
by Corey N.
June 29th, 2020, 9:04 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Jancis Robinson on the next cult wines
Replies: 37
Views: 2595

Re: Jancis Robinson on the next cult wines

When I connected with Eric Asimov about how to submit wines, he responded that NYT only reviews wines that they buy and any submission to Eric is for "his edification" only. Not entirely sure what that means. I did send them some wine, but have no idea if they will ever get reviewed or how it works...
by Corey N.
June 22nd, 2020, 10:21 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Chicago Restaurant Thread
Replies: 791
Views: 42508

Re: Chicago Restaurant Thread

Was there something else you were looking for? George Finding city data isn't easy and when I've visited the page, it's been broken (you can get some information, but some links/explanations do not seem to work). I hope that Lori is making the right call, but I'm somewhat worried that we are rushin...
by Corey N.
June 22nd, 2020, 10:08 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Chicago Restaurant Thread
Replies: 791
Views: 42508

Re: Chicago Restaurant Thread

Was there something else you were looking for? George Finding city data isn't easy and when I've visited the page, it's been broken (you can get some information, but some links/explanations do not seem to work). I hope that Lori is making the right call, but I'm somewhat worried that we are rushin...
by Corey N.
June 20th, 2020, 7:01 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Chicago Restaurant Thread
Replies: 791
Views: 42508

Re: Chicago Restaurant Thread

s.nellessen wrote:
June 20th, 2020, 5:53 am
Looks like we are 'Go' for indoor dining starting Friday June 26.
Lori said we should have already started indoor dining. Very curious statement. I can only imagine she looked at the budget and panicked.

So much for data.
by Corey N.
June 19th, 2020, 7:10 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Suggestions on Cow
Replies: 9
Views: 573

Re: Suggestions on Cow

Message Tex. I think he raises cattle. This. He’s also extremely generous with his advice and patiently explained to me how to smoke a brisket. Check out Tex’s posts on steam I have never been on steam (I thought it was a gaming platform?), but he posts a lot on Facebook. He should have been a chef.
by Corey N.
June 19th, 2020, 4:24 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Suggestions on Cow
Replies: 9
Views: 573

Re: Suggestions on Cow

Tom G l a s g o w wrote:
June 19th, 2020, 2:48 am
Message Tex. I think he raises cattle.
This. He’s also extremely generous with his advice and patiently explained to me how to smoke a brisket.
by Corey N.
June 11th, 2020, 2:03 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Another revolting American concoction-and it’s not as bad as I thought it would be.
Replies: 51
Views: 1405

Re: Another revolting American concoction-and it’s not as bad as I thought it would be.

I'd respectfully recommend you give "The Elvis" a shot. Named after The King himself, it's peanut butter, banana, bacon, and sometimes honey, on toasted white bread. You might even say that it's a meal fit for a King. https://i1.wp.com/www.eatthis.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/the-low-calorie-elvi...
by Corey N.
June 10th, 2020, 8:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2014 Enderle & Moll Pinot Noir Liaison, drink up.
Replies: 7
Views: 490

Re: TN: 2014 Enderle & Moll Pinot Noir Liaison, drink up.

I drank several bottles of this wine and agree with your analysis — it’s not built for the long haul, but it’s still oh so delicious. According to my notes it is only 11.5%abv — it’s exactly the kind of wine I want for midweek drinking.
by Corey N.
June 9th, 2020, 10:44 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Another revolting American concoction-and it’s not as bad as I thought it would be.
Replies: 51
Views: 1405

Re: Another revolting American concoction-and it’s not as bad as I thought it would be.

I'd respectfully recommend you give "The Elvis" a shot. Named after The King himself, it's peanut butter, banana, bacon, and sometimes honey, on toasted white bread. You might even say that it's a meal fit for a King. https://i1.wp.com/www.eatthis.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/the-low-calorie-elvis...
by Corey N.
May 29th, 2020, 10:22 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Covid Antidote -- Mail Order Food From Different Cities
Replies: 10
Views: 657

Re: Covid Antidote -- Mail Order Food From Different Cities

SZZimmermann wrote:
May 29th, 2020, 9:54 am
Any recommendations out there for Chicago deep dish that is available by mail order?
Lou Malnati's is probably Chicago's favorite for deep dish. Pricing seems very fair too.

https://www.tastesofchicago.com/categor ... atis_Pizza
by Corey N.
May 26th, 2020, 8:36 am
Forum: Cellar Rats (ITB)
Topic: Mobile canning line article on SFGate this morning
Replies: 1
Views: 404

Re: Mobile canning line article on SFGate this morning

I like Broc's wines. Hipster wine for sure, but they are doing some neat things with unloved grape varieties. Their Zinfandel is particularly interesting.
by Corey N.
May 25th, 2020, 10:46 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1990 Chateau Guiraud - Subdued Beach Music
Replies: 3
Views: 303

Re: TN: 1990 Chateau Guiraud - Subdued Beach Music

Opened the '90 Guiraud Sauternes today while we are visiting Hilton Head - people are congregating in groups and a little too close for my comfort but the ocean water feels real good. Decanted for an hour or so. Caramel / burnt orange color, nose of apricot, added pear and caramel to the taste, and...
by Corey N.
May 23rd, 2020, 6:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: $225 Cab discussion
Replies: 99
Views: 5437

Re: $225 Cab discussion

I think a bit of confusion in this thread. Yes, I do not want any wine for investment purposes. That doesn't mean I want to overpay for wine! I agree one person's $225 wine might be *worth* $1000 to someone else based on their tastes and net worth, despite it being readily available for $225. Basic...
by Corey N.
May 22nd, 2020, 8:14 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Dry high acid white recommendations?
Replies: 30
Views: 1142

Re: Dry high acid white recommendations?

Muscadet, which is from France's Loire Valley, is worth checking out. It has the bright acidity you're looking for and has the added bonus of being relatively available and inexpensive.
by Corey N.
May 21st, 2020, 6:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: National Chardonnay Day! What are you drinking?
Replies: 52
Views: 1731

Re: National Chardonnay Day! What are you drinking?

2016 Briceland Vineyards Ronda’s Reserve Chardonnay. Good stuff that was aged 3+ years on the lees to give it a creamy texture that is counterbalanced by nice acidity.
by Corey N.
May 20th, 2020, 5:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2014 Jane et Sylvain Bourgogne (France, Burgundy, Bourgogne) -- Great Value
Replies: 3
Views: 242

Re: TN: 2014 Jane et Sylvain Bourgogne (France, Burgundy, Bourgogne) -- Great Value

Grabbed this last night and it was a huge positive surprise. At only $19 from Chambers Street, this is an excellent value; wish I would have grabbed a case. I will be on the lookout for more from this producer. 2014 Jane et Sylvain Bourgogne - France, Burgundy, Bourgogne (5/14/2020) Raspberry scent...
by Corey N.
May 18th, 2020, 10:03 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 50% off vinguardvalise
Replies: 29
Views: 1298

Re: 50% off vinguardvalise

30% per website? What code are you using?
by Corey N.
May 17th, 2020, 4:34 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: Deleted
Replies: 4
Views: 607

Re: Trades Only - New For Old - 2016 Higher End Napa Cab (a few ‘14/15 snuck in)

Nice collection. I’ve sent this post to Bobby Ovid. Hopefully he will be in touch.
by Corey N.
May 15th, 2020, 9:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 688
Views: 41432

Re: de Negoce offer

Email today says they'll charge for storage if shipping conditions aren't ideal. That is interesting. I haven't seen how much storage will cost. Well, that solves that. Just tried to buy the latest Cab Franc offering and they won't ship to my state. Oh well. 15.5%abv is a deal killer for me. If tha...
by Corey N.
May 15th, 2020, 6:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 688
Views: 41432

Re: de Negoce offer

Email today says they'll charge for storage if shipping conditions aren't ideal. That is interesting. I haven't seen how much storage will cost. Well, that solves that. Just tried to buy the latest Cab Franc offering and they won't ship to my state. Oh well. 15.5%abv is a deal killer for me. If tha...
by Corey N.
May 15th, 2020, 12:52 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 11 NEWBIE INTROS! :)
Topic: Nebie Intro
Replies: 8
Views: 437

Re: Nebie Intro

Bill Tex Landreth wrote:
May 15th, 2020, 12:49 pm
Corey N. wrote:
May 15th, 2020, 12:40 pm
After much consideration, I have come around to Ana's point of view. I, also, love the reds.
Commies?
Yee haa!
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by Corey N.
May 15th, 2020, 12:40 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 11 NEWBIE INTROS! :)
Topic: Nebie Intro
Replies: 8
Views: 437

Re: Nebie Intro

After much consideration, I have come around to Ana's point of view. I, also, love the reds.
by Corey N.
May 15th, 2020, 9:25 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2014 Jane et Sylvain Bourgogne (France, Burgundy, Bourgogne) -- Great Value
Replies: 3
Views: 242

TN: 2014 Jane et Sylvain Bourgogne (France, Burgundy, Bourgogne) -- Great Value

Grabbed this last night and it was a huge positive surprise. At only $19 from Chambers Street, this is an excellent value; wish I would have grabbed a case. I will be on the lookout for more from this producer. 2014 Jane et Sylvain Bourgogne - France, Burgundy, Bourgogne (5/14/2020) Raspberry scente...
by Corey N.
May 13th, 2020, 12:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine pairing with music
Replies: 32
Views: 919

Re: Wine pairing with music

Jeff P wrote:
May 12th, 2020, 7:27 pm
I'm pretty sure Krug pairs their wines with music when you taste on location in Champagne
Can confirm. The shpeil goes that they commissioned music for each of the sites from which it sources grapes. That part of the tasting is more than a bit hokey.
by Corey N.
May 12th, 2020, 11:15 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Chicago Restaurant Thread
Replies: 791
Views: 42508

Re: Chicago Restaurant Thread

how do I find this ? Most of the “cherries” have been picked. Report back of you end up grabbing anything. https://thealineagroupstore.com/collections/the-aviary-spirits-cellar umm nothing for me but thanks. someone told me The Office has a barrel pick 14 year Eagle Rare they bought last year. They...
by Corey N.
May 12th, 2020, 9:05 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine pairing with music
Replies: 32
Views: 919

Re: Wine pairing with music

As mentioned upthread, Clark Smith, who did a guest spot, has written on the subject of wine and music. Wine and Music He was also on NPR regarding this subject: Music Alters Wine's Taste, Vintner Insists The Doors may seem like an unusual musical choice for a wine bar. If Cabernet dominates the tas...
by Corey N.
May 12th, 2020, 8:20 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Chicago Restaurant Thread
Replies: 791
Views: 42508

Re: Chicago Restaurant Thread

Anyone who has had the Alinea anniversary meal, what did you drink with it? Diet Coke . If I had been drinking wine that night, I would have gone with champagne. The only traditionally red-paired dish, the short rib and mashed potatoes, is sweet (root beer and vanilla). You had me going for a secon...
by Corey N.
May 12th, 2020, 7:54 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Chicago Restaurant Thread
Replies: 791
Views: 42508

Re: Chicago Restaurant Thread

Anyone who has had the Alinea anniversary meal, what did you drink with it?
by Corey N.
May 11th, 2020, 4:14 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Chicago Restaurant Thread
Replies: 791
Views: 42508

Re: Chicago Restaurant Thread

The Alinea 15th anniversary to go meal was excellent. Took a little bit of prep but definitely worth it. An absolute steal at $50. George We are doing Alinea this weekend. I’m looking forward to it. And while it goes against the spirit of this thread, a friend from SF and I decided to get the same ...
by Corey N.
May 7th, 2020, 10:50 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2010 Qupé Syrah Sonnie's Sawyer Lindquist Vineyard
Replies: 4
Views: 304

Re: TN: 2010 Qupé Syrah Sonnie's Sawyer Lindquist Vineyard

Mel Knox wrote:
May 7th, 2020, 8:15 am
Every time I open one of Bob's older wines I am blown away.
To me that's a reminder to get some of the wines he is making now under the Lindquist Family label.
Have you had many of his 13-15 Syrahs? That's what I loaded up on (because that's what was available).
by Corey N.
May 6th, 2020, 10:38 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2010 Qupé Syrah Sonnie's Sawyer Lindquist Vineyard
Replies: 4
Views: 304

Re: TN: 2010 Qupé Syrah Sonnie's Sawyer Lindquist Vineyard

I had the 2008 over the holidays and loved it. When I recently saw Qupe Syrah being blown out on discount sites (presumably because of the recent purchase of the winery), I loaded up. 2008 Qupé Syrah Sonnie's Sawyer Lindquist Vineyard - USA, California, Central Coast, Edna Valley (12/21/2019) Loads ...
by Corey N.
May 4th, 2020, 11:15 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Help with upgrading my wine
Replies: 49
Views: 2303

Re: Help with upgrading my wine

Sarah, if budget is an issue, perhaps consider going to stores that allow you to taste wines. Many wine shops in the US (perhaps this is also the case in the UK?) have wines out for samples -- generally speaking, this seems more common on the weekends. It's been many years since I had Yellow Tail, b...
by Corey N.
May 3rd, 2020, 2:18 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Chicago Restaurant Thread
Replies: 791
Views: 42508

Re: Chicago Restaurant Thread

Nick Gangas wrote:
May 3rd, 2020, 1:14 pm
Corey N. wrote:
April 30th, 2020, 11:13 am
Alinea group selling its rare whiskies.
how do I find this ?
Most of the “cherries” have been picked. Report back of you end up grabbing anything.

https://thealineagroupstore.com/collect ... its-cellar
by Corey N.
April 30th, 2020, 6:31 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Chicago Restaurant Thread
Replies: 791
Views: 42508

Re: Chicago Restaurant Thread

David K o l i n wrote:
April 30th, 2020, 5:45 pm

Michael's Mother's Day offerings looked great
Obviously he’s a friend so I’m biased, but I think he’s a fantastic chef. I still dream about that truffle soufflé we had.
by Corey N.
April 30th, 2020, 4:11 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Chicago Restaurant Thread
Replies: 791
Views: 42508

Re: Chicago Restaurant Thread

Alinea group selling its rare whiskies. the pricing is top of market from what I saw Some stuff wasn't too bad. Stagg can be had for less at MSRP, but is routinely priced higher at retail. And I thought the Pappy pricing was less than what I recalled (but I am not a buyer of PVW). A friend of mine ...
by Corey N.
April 30th, 2020, 11:13 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Chicago Restaurant Thread
Replies: 791
Views: 42508

Re: Chicago Restaurant Thread

Alinea group selling its rare whiskies.
by Corey N.
April 29th, 2020, 11:45 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Chicago Restaurant Thread
Replies: 791
Views: 42508

Re: Chicago Restaurant Thread

Fat Rice is transforming. It's sad, but I think they might be ahead of the curve. Not sure when it will feel ok to eat at a restaurant again. Beloved Logan Square restaurant Fat Rice is closing. In its place, according to a story that broke today in the New York Times, owners Abe Conlon and Adrienne...
by Corey N.
April 22nd, 2020, 2:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: MacDonald 2009-2016 - Rieslingfeier Auction
Replies: 9
Views: 1510

Re: MacDonald 2009-2016 - Rieslingfeier Auction

^ an incredibly generous offer with or without the 2009. I hope the 2009 shows up. Fingers crossed.
by Corey N.
April 15th, 2020, 5:23 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 11 Forum - (Jan 27, 2020) 'The Black Friday of Wine Commerce' - Forbes
Topic: Briceland Vineyards - Humboldt's Finest Since 1985
Replies: 59
Views: 3147

Re: Briceland Vineyards - Humboldt's Finest Since 1985

If anyone grabbed the 2017 appellation Pinot, these are drinking very well now. Really punches above it’s weight.
by Corey N.
April 3rd, 2020, 11:17 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2014 Château Lanessan (France, Bordeaux, Médoc, Haut-Médoc)
Replies: 66
Views: 3642

Re: TN: 2014 Château Lanessan (France, Bordeaux, Médoc, Haut-Médoc)

Nice note, Corey. I clearly like it far more than you do, but even at your note, it’s a great QPR. Try the 2016 to see if you like it better, or perhaps less, it’s made by Bouard. He was brought on for 2015. Don't get me wrong, I like the wine, but right now it's a good wine and nothing more...and ...
by Corey N.
April 3rd, 2020, 9:06 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wines Popular in Europe But Not in U.S.
Replies: 60
Views: 3188

Re: Wines Popular in Europe But Not in U.S.

All that natty shit that "can't survive a trans-Atlantic journey." I was always under the impression that natty shit was a uniquely American pleasure. https://twitter.com/naturallight/status/1048275293675376641?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1048275293675376641&ref_url=https%3...
by Corey N.
April 3rd, 2020, 7:39 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wines Popular in Europe But Not in U.S.
Replies: 60
Views: 3188

Re: Wines Popular in Europe But Not in U.S.

I cannot speak definitively to this, but my sense is that Robert Weil Rieslings are more popular in Europe than in the US, where distribution seems poor. Very good winemaker if you like the style.
by Corey N.
April 3rd, 2020, 7:25 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2014 Château Lanessan (France, Bordeaux, Médoc, Haut-Médoc)
Replies: 66
Views: 3642

Re: TN: 2014 Château Lanessan (France, Bordeaux, Médoc, Haut-Médoc)

I need to stop drinking these. Will be reloading whenever I come across more. 2014 Château Lanessan - France, Bordeaux, Médoc, Haut-Médoc (4/1/2020) Aromas of sweet purple fruit and oak; the fruit turns to black on the palate, while the oak turns slightly bitter on the finish. Quite structured with ...
by Corey N.
April 2nd, 2020, 2:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2013 Vincent Pinot Noir Armstrong Vineyard
Replies: 1
Views: 159

Re: TN: 2013 Vincent Pinot Noir Armstrong Vineyard

Nice write-up Dennis.

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