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by M.Kaplan
June 26th, 2019, 3:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Supreme Court, and wine.
Replies: 180
Views: 10415

Re: Supreme Court, and wine.

Prediction: Amazon will be the big winner. They currently sell alcoholic beverages in 43 states and I forget how many municipalities and have a team dedicated to alcoholic beverage licensing issues across all of its platforms.
by M.Kaplan
June 25th, 2019, 3:20 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Eating and Drinking in Paris
Replies: 306
Views: 22991

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

Hi Robert. Yes! We're already booked in Septime for late September when we are back. As well as David Toutain. Wait. What is your trick for booking Septime for late September? We’re going in early September, and were told they only accept reservations three weeks out. Is there a loophole I need to ...
by M.Kaplan
June 24th, 2019, 9:08 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Cabo San Lucas: Recs?
Replies: 54
Views: 2778

Re: Cabo San Lucas: Recs?

The two best things I’ve eaten in the past week were at Don Sanchez: Surf & Turf Taco beet tortilla + carrot pure + ribeye chicharron + crispy soft shell crab + avocado mousse + charred habanero mayo E5E31825-BE61-4125-BA18-67868F6670ED.jpeg Tlayuda "Mi Rancho” crispy artesan tortilla + frijoles pue...
by M.Kaplan
June 23rd, 2019, 1:09 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Cabo San Lucas: Recs?
Replies: 54
Views: 2778

Re: Cabo San Lucas: Recs?

jordan whitehead wrote:
June 7th, 2019, 1:11 pm
M.Kaplan wrote:
June 7th, 2019, 12:46 pm
We're heading to the Palmilla later this month. Any food recos for San Jose del Cabo would be especially appreciated.
Don Sanchez
Habanero's Gastro Grill
Ate at Don Sanchez last night. Modern Mex. Plan to go back before we leave.
by M.Kaplan
June 22nd, 2019, 11:44 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A brosé bronanza with the brochachos
Replies: 4
Views: 638

Re: A brosé bronanza with the brocachos

I ♥️ L’Anglore Tavel “Rosé”
by M.Kaplan
June 21st, 2019, 9:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Personal Collection of Rudi Weist @ Acker
Replies: 56
Views: 5648

Re: Personal Collection of Rudi Weist @ Acker

A group of friends, including me, placed an above high estimate bid on a Zilliken lot and got smoked.
by M.Kaplan
June 21st, 2019, 8:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Q. do Noval Nacional
Replies: 8
Views: 801

Re: Q. do Noval Nacional

My father is vintage ‘31. For his 50th birthday in December, 1981 he my mother took my brother, sister, my wife, and me on a three week cruise from Lauderdale to Los Angeles via the Panama Canal on the newly recommissioned Royal Viking Star. My buddy’s family owned the C&E distributorship in Califor...
by M.Kaplan
June 21st, 2019, 12:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The wine you don't want
Replies: 65
Views: 6254

Re: The wine you don't want

Thanks everyone. Learning as you post. Honestly, I haven't gone to Commerce Corner because I am trying to maximize the return, and I'd feel like a heel doing that with (some of) you guys. Depending on quantity, Commerce Corner might be your best bet, but factor in shipping and inconvenience. If you...
by M.Kaplan
June 20th, 2019, 5:19 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Norlan whiskey glass
Replies: 10
Views: 3500

Re: Norlan whiskey glass

I own some and used one exactly one time. It is a clunky gimmick. Glencairn are better nosing glasses. The discontinued La Maison du Whisky bespoke Pure crystal glasses are the best of all. 550042CA-28A5-4390-8BE3-402ACA718EE2.jpeg I’m sure the Norlan glass is fine for bourbon, as bourbon drinkers d...
by M.Kaplan
June 20th, 2019, 12:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Personal Collection of Rudi Weist @ Acker
Replies: 56
Views: 5648

Re: Personal Collection of Rudi Weist @ Acker

Anyone have a link to the auction results?
by M.Kaplan
June 19th, 2019, 3:41 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Cabo San Lucas: Recs?
Replies: 54
Views: 2778

Re: Cabo San Lucas: Recs?

Meeting friends at Sunset Monalisa tonight. Can I wear shorts? Yes, shorts are fine. The food, on the other hand, reminds me of the crappy pan-European restaurants I actively avoid in Greece. I prefer Baja cuisine at all levels over the pseudo-Euro menu with too many ingredients served at Sunset Mon...
by M.Kaplan
June 18th, 2019, 9:33 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Cabo San Lucas: Recs?
Replies: 54
Views: 2778

Re: Cabo San Lucas: Recs?

We arrived today at One & Only Palmilla for a two week stay. No Greece this year due to work obligations (I can’t be 10 hrs ahead of LA for a month) and our daughters upcoming wedding (weddings are stupid expensive). This place is VERY nice. We’ve stayed at great beach resorts over the years and Pal...
by M.Kaplan
June 18th, 2019, 10:23 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Margaritas for a Crowd
Replies: 33
Views: 4485

Re: Margaritas for a Crowd

What Suzanne wrote. That limeade is very, very sweet.
by M.Kaplan
June 18th, 2019, 10:20 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Grassl Glass reviews/evals [merged]
Replies: 257
Views: 23214

Re: Grassl Glass reviews/evals [merged]

Love my Liberte glasses. [welldone.gif]
by M.Kaplan
June 14th, 2019, 7:12 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Reccos for London & Amsterdam
Replies: 43
Views: 2835

Re: Reccos for London & Amsterdam

Gymkhana closed indefinitely due to a huge fire last week.

by M.Kaplan
June 10th, 2019, 5:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What wine with grilled octopus?
Replies: 47
Views: 2289

Re: What wine with grilled octopus?

Assyrtiko from Santorini (Hatzidakis, Sigalas, Argyros, Gaia).
by M.Kaplan
June 8th, 2019, 8:07 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Copper River - Incoming
Replies: 224
Views: 14252

Re: Copper River - Incoming

Maybe I haven't had it prepared especially well, but I don't see how CR salmon is worth the premium compared to the normal King Salmon I get. Less a taste thing and more a fat content one, at least for me. I still swear by Columbia River Spring chinooks. No contest. This is spot on! Only thing that...
by M.Kaplan
June 7th, 2019, 3:04 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Cabo San Lucas: Recs?
Replies: 54
Views: 2778

Re: Cabo San Lucas: Recs?

Thanks!
by M.Kaplan
June 7th, 2019, 12:46 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Cabo San Lucas: Recs?
Replies: 54
Views: 2778

Re: Cabo San Lucas: Recs?

We're heading to the Palmilla later this month. Any food recos for San Jose del Cabo would be especially appreciated.
by M.Kaplan
June 6th, 2019, 3:30 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: London Recos
Replies: 35
Views: 5428

Re: London Recos

I'm a fan of Kit Kemp's Firmdale hotels, particularly The Soho Hotel.
by M.Kaplan
June 5th, 2019, 9:45 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Eating and Drinking in Los Angeles
Replies: 1073
Views: 59240

Re: Eating and Drinking in Los Angeles

And Felix still sells out 30 days in advance.

I agree generally with Andy Wang's point of view: https://www.foodandwine.com/news/los-an ... t-reaction
by M.Kaplan
June 4th, 2019, 6:42 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: What's your favorite mustard? Fallot mustard photo added.
Replies: 84
Views: 7339

Re: What's your favorite mustard?

Maille straight from the tap in Paris. Black truffle with Chablis is my favorite, too.
by M.Kaplan
June 3rd, 2019, 10:40 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Eating and Drinking in Los Angeles
Replies: 1073
Views: 59240

Re: Eating and Drinking in Los Angeles

I pay more attention (but not all that much) to Michelin in Europe. They aren't relevant in LA and continue not to understand the dining scene here. Providence is the most overrated restaurant in LA; it has an easier path to retaining that title now that Melisse closed. The Michelin ratings will hav...
by M.Kaplan
June 2nd, 2019, 1:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Decent Chardonnay reccos?
Replies: 38
Views: 2426

Re: Decent Chardonnay reccos?

Domaine de Roally Viré-Clessé Tradition
by M.Kaplan
May 28th, 2019, 3:03 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Cabo San Lucas: Recs?
Replies: 54
Views: 2778

Re: Cabo San Lucas: Recs?

Ryan,
Does the Palmilla have a swimmable beach? We are booked to go there in a few weeks. I also looked at the Montage, being familiar with the location from its Twin Dolphin days, but decided on the Palmilla because I've been told that its beach is better. Thanks.
by M.Kaplan
May 25th, 2019, 4:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Next of Kyn #9 Wood Box..WOW!
Replies: 28
Views: 3070

Re: Next of Kyn #9 Wood Box....WOW!!

A group of us drank all 9 NoKs last month. The first release was the only one to show any evolution at all; the remainder were all pretty much indistinguishable from each other and very primary.
by M.Kaplan
May 24th, 2019, 10:06 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Cabo San Lucas: Recs?
Replies: 54
Views: 2778

Re: Cabo San Lucas: Recs?

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by M.Kaplan
May 20th, 2019, 12:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Impressions 5-19-19
Replies: 12
Views: 1058

Re: Wine Impressions 5-19-19

2017 Greek Wine Cellars, Assyrtiko Santorini - An odd name for a winery. At least "Produttori" sounds cool for a coop. Couldn't they come up with something more original? With Total Wine, it's always possible that the original producer did have a cool name, but it was more advantageous legalistical...
by M.Kaplan
May 17th, 2019, 5:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: I had a long day, and Fu pissed me off, so I popped a 2016 Gonon St Joe
Replies: 73
Views: 3359

Re: I had a long day, and Fu pissed me off, so I popped a 2016 Gonon St Joe

Alfert,
You are a disappointment. When associates piss off partners, the only proper response is to behead the offender with a letter opener and drink the beverage of your choice from the empty skull cavity. I'm sure our Viking compatriots agree.
Skål!
by M.Kaplan
May 10th, 2019, 5:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Is Guigal a casualty of Parker’s retirement
Replies: 237
Views: 11818

Re: Is Guigal a casualty of Parker’s retirement

John Morris wrote:
May 10th, 2019, 3:48 pm
No, grafting doesn't affect the DNA of either the roots or the vines.
No?
www.newscientist.com/article/2079813-fa ... ennia/amp/
by M.Kaplan
May 10th, 2019, 3:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Is Guigal a casualty of Parker’s retirement
Replies: 237
Views: 11818

Re: Is Guigal a casualty of Parker’s retirement

I am curious whether there has been any effort to find and clone or propagate through selecion massale vines that exhibit fungus resistance (via mutation). Or pushing it further, much more “green”-friendly to me would be to isolate the DNA mutation that provides fungus resistance and create GMO vin...
by M.Kaplan
May 3rd, 2019, 3:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Stupid poll time
Replies: 19
Views: 905

Re: Stupid poll time

by M.Kaplan
May 3rd, 2019, 9:41 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: The new Carrieres de Lumieres show is Van Gogh
Replies: 30
Views: 1441

Re: The new Carrieres de Lumieres show is Van Gogh

I saw the Klimt show last year at the Atelier des Lumieres. It was very cool and I plan to see the Van Gogh show in Paris later this year. I'm not sure it is worth traveling to Provence to see it projected in the quarry, but I'd certainly go if I was already nearby. YMMV.
by M.Kaplan
May 2nd, 2019, 7:20 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Steak Porn
Replies: 2155
Views: 185800

Re: Steak Porn

Stairway to Heaven...
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by M.Kaplan
May 2nd, 2019, 7:15 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Best Area in Paris for Bistros
Replies: 26
Views: 1797

Re: Best Area in Paris for Bistros

3ème, 10ème, and 11ème on the right bank and 5ème, 6ème, and 7ème on the left bank. A single arrondissement is too restrictive; each of these three groupings is contiguous and walkable.
by M.Kaplan
April 30th, 2019, 9:20 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Thoughts on this list of PYCM lower end 2017’s
Replies: 29
Views: 3268

Re: Thoughts on this list of PYCM lower end 2017’s

I drank a 2013 St. Aubin Remilly on Saturday and it is still youthful. I like them young and was not disappointed.
by M.Kaplan
April 29th, 2019, 11:59 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Eating and Drinking in Paris
Replies: 306
Views: 22991

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

Le Rigmarole is great. And open for dinner on the weekends. Funny how quickly things change; I was able to book a prime time Saturday night 4 top in October without difficulty.
by M.Kaplan
April 26th, 2019, 8:00 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best wine stores in Paris and Beaune
Replies: 32
Views: 2808

Re: Best wine stores in Paris and Beaune

Yeah, I was wondering how that would work when it says the refund centers are located inside the airport. Good to know, will stick with shipping. VAT refund Center game has been a scam in my experience, albeit not in Paris. You have to present goods to a customs agent after airport security; which ...
by M.Kaplan
April 25th, 2019, 12:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: New Guy disillusioned with WA
Replies: 167
Views: 9555

Re: New Guy disillusioned with WA

Their idea to try to compete with CT was wrong-headed. It may have been a good idea if they had come up with it earlier. So? How were they going to win that fight? They just looked desperate and delusional. It was actually spite. We tried in 2005-2006 to see if we could ink a deal for me to make a ...
by M.Kaplan
April 17th, 2019, 2:37 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Restaurants open for Sunday lunch in Reims?
Replies: 13
Views: 1064

Re: Restaurants open for Sunday lunch in Reims?

The brasserie Le Jardin at Les Crayeres would be my choice for a casual lunch and it is open on Sundays. And, if the weather is good, lovely to sit outside.
by M.Kaplan
April 4th, 2019, 7:23 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Restaurant & Wine Recommendations: FRANCE: Sarlat & Avignon Area
Replies: 13
Views: 905

Re: Restaurant & Wine Recommendations: FRANCE: Sarlat & Avignon Area

have lunch at this 1 star in tremolat-book outside under the vines. A short drive from Sarlat along the river. https://www.vieux-logis.com/en-GB/ We loved staying at Vieux Logis some years ago and the restaurant was very good, especially for dinner. Good to know that it still is. The Saturday stree...
by M.Kaplan
April 1st, 2019, 9:53 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: London / Solo Diner
Replies: 34
Views: 1931

Re: London / Solo Diner

Kitchen Table is closed (they are remodeling Bubbledogs and Sandia Chang and James Knappett had a baby girl yesterday). I overlooked Ryan’s time frame. Yes, I like Hedone quite a lot. The owner/chef is a bit of a weird guy, but I like his cooking very much. Been twice. Also, the communal table downs...
by M.Kaplan
April 1st, 2019, 9:28 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: London / Solo Diner
Replies: 34
Views: 1931

Re: London / Solo Diner

Kitchen Table is my favorite (book well in advance)
Barrafina for tapas (no reservations, but well worth the wait)
Kiln Soho
Roka Fitzrovia

Countless good solo dining opportunities in London.
by M.Kaplan
March 30th, 2019, 10:53 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Which Scotch distilleries are firing on all cylinders?
Replies: 89
Views: 7382

Re: Which Scotch distilleries are firing on all cylinders?

If I were to spend big $ on a bottle of The Macallan, I’d look to buy pre-1979 18 Years Old at auction from Skinner in the US or Kruger’s whiskyauction.com in Germany (they ship worldwide).
by M.Kaplan
March 27th, 2019, 4:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Seeking advice from Riesling fans: Mosel/Rhine Cruise
Replies: 12
Views: 817

Re: Seeking advice from Riesling fans: Mosel/Rhine Cruise

Walk/take the gondola through the Rudesheim vineyards up to the Niederwald monument and park. You can continue to Assmannshausen by taking the chairlift down. Walk, taxi, or take the riverboat back to Rudesheim. I recall that there is an all-in-one (gondola, chairlift, riverboat) ticket. In Rudeshei...
by M.Kaplan
March 21st, 2019, 10:44 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Quick lunch in Paris near Eiffel Tower?
Replies: 13
Views: 802

Re: Quick lunch in Paris near Eiffel Tower?

All good suggestions, above. Maybe consider one of Constant's other restaurants, Cafe Constant, rather than Les Cocottes. Also take a look at Pottoka. Or consider walking over to Rue Cler (Aux PTT).

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