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by Faryan Amir-Ghassem¡
June 21st, 2017, 8:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Yvon Metras Fleurie VV label help
Replies: 17
Views: 1202

Yvon Metras Fleurie VV label help

No VV on my labels
by Faryan Amir-Ghassem¡
June 20th, 2017, 6:52 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Why do cooling units fail during heat waves?
Replies: 58
Views: 3046

Why do cooling units fail during heat waves?

Dry ice was what I did. Was an active basement cellar so we had a few degrees of freedom.

Good luck
by Faryan Amir-Ghassem¡
June 19th, 2017, 3:50 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: New York City Restaurants
Replies: 2470
Views: 152712

New York City Restaurants

Mike Cohen wrote:Went to Roberta's last night with the family. So perfect for that kind of dining. Top notch pizzas and pastas in a very casual,setting with music for the kids and ample parking. Hill Farmstead "Edward" on tap puts it over the top.
Roberta's is the best.
by Faryan Amir-Ghassem¡
June 11th, 2017, 6:27 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1967 Produttori del Barbaresco Barbaresco Riserva Speciale Pora
Replies: 10
Views: 514

TN: 1967 Produttori del Barbaresco Barbaresco Riserva Speciale Pora

Fantastic note Seth, and a great way to celebrate.

Before opening, did you stand it up for a lengthy period? I've got some of these 67 Produttoris and am anxious about the sediment / cloud factor.
by Faryan Amir-Ghassem¡
May 29th, 2017, 4:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Day 1 in Piedmont - Vietti, Prunotto, & Bartolo Mascarello
Replies: 24
Views: 2098

TN: Day 1 in Piedmont - Vietti, Prunotto, & Bartolo Mascarello

2010 Ramonet Monty! Holy schisse.

Trip looks awesome Matt. Keep the notes/photos comin'
by Faryan Amir-Ghassem¡
May 29th, 2017, 8:41 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Rougeard hype and other Loire - a generalized thought.
Replies: 13
Views: 1290

TN: Rougeard hype and other Loire - a generalized thought.

I love 89 Raffault Pic. It is my default 'impress a non wine person to older, affordable, non mainstream wine' choice. I've opened probably half a dozen bottles over the last few years and it is more consistent than the 85 and generally better than the 90. With that being said, in terms of depth, pi...
by Faryan Amir-Ghassem¡
May 20th, 2017, 8:15 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Zachys to open new shop in DC
Replies: 35
Views: 2478

Zachys to open new shop in DC

Rooting for Tim.
by Faryan Amir-Ghassem¡
May 19th, 2017, 6:46 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Coffee Roasting Question
Replies: 102
Views: 5843

Coffee Roasting Question

Just to revive this thread, curious for how long you guys let your beans sit after roasting. I've read overnight, but I tend to get best results diving in day 2-3. Also do you hermetically seal a fresh roast in a jar or leave the jar a little loose to let gases escape?
by Faryan Amir-Ghassem¡
May 17th, 2017, 1:27 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: New York City Restaurants
Replies: 2470
Views: 152712

New York City Restaurants

I've been a few times in the last year Peter. Great atmosphere, always enjoy the vibe there. Corkage friendly ($25 iirc?). In terms of menu items, I think there is some variation depending on your palate but here are some of my favorites: - Flatbread pizzas: nice but not really my thing. I prefer Ne...
by Faryan Amir-Ghassem¡
May 12th, 2017, 1:55 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: New York City Restaurants
Replies: 2470
Views: 152712

New York City Restaurants

50s is tough... In that vicinity there's always Nobu (for that particular business meeting), Ma Peche, Le Bernardin Cafe/Aldo Sohm, Benjamin's (in the 40s), Hatsuhana, and PJ Clarkes...
by Faryan Amir-Ghassem¡
May 12th, 2017, 1:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Instantly aging your wine?
Replies: 5
Views: 478

Instantly aging your wine?

M McCombs wrote:Now you can get that premoxed taste from your white Burgs in seconds, not months!
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by Faryan Amir-Ghassem¡
May 11th, 2017, 8:18 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A night of premox
Replies: 23
Views: 874

A night of premox

This is so disappointing. Sorry to hear Robert.
by Faryan Amir-Ghassem¡
May 9th, 2017, 12:09 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: New York City Restaurants
Replies: 2470
Views: 152712

New York City Restaurants

NoMad >> Lincoln.
by Faryan Amir-Ghassem¡
May 7th, 2017, 2:53 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: New York City Restaurants
Replies: 2470
Views: 152712

New York City Restaurants

Had dinner at 21 Greenpoint last night, FKA River Styx, notorious for its grand opening with Bill Murray (the owner's son) slinging bar. The setting is very pretty and a great casual date spot. Their menu is ambitious and they have an electic drink list. Portions were larger than I expected and the ...
by Faryan Amir-Ghassem¡
May 7th, 2017, 2:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2007 Chandon de Briailles - Pernand - Iles des Vergelesses
Replies: 14
Views: 997

TN: 2007 Chandon de Briailles - Pernand - Iles des Vergelesses

Opened one last night at dinner. I agree with John that it didn't show super complex, but it had nice depth (not a thin showing) and good pitch to the nose. After 30 mins added some complexity over time but still generally primary. Very nice showing, but more potential. No fireworks at this stage bu...
by Faryan Amir-Ghassem¡
May 6th, 2017, 10:21 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: New York City Restaurants
Replies: 2470
Views: 152712

New York City Restaurants

Dinner last weekend at jajaja , new vegan/mexican place in Chinatown (across the street from Mission Chinese). We actually started with some drinks and apps at Misson. Jajaja is still ironing out kinks, but the menu is really sharp: Reasonable prices, like $8 for a pair of tacos instead of $16 like ...
by Faryan Amir-Ghassem¡
May 5th, 2017, 11:07 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2010 Gonon St. Joseph sells for $120 - Winebid
Replies: 100
Views: 7948

2010 Gonon St. Joseph sells for $120 - Winebid

Doesn't anybody here follow the rule of 15? Is it not valid for Gonon? Last time we did a tasting of Gonon (prob summer of 15) we did vintages back to 04/06? Ramon might have posted notes. Besides the library release of 89s/90s several years ago, there simply isn't enough data to support that concl...
by Faryan Amir-Ghassem¡
May 4th, 2017, 3:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TNR: 2014 Chateau de Landiras, Graves - Decanted 95 pts.
Replies: 18
Views: 1125

TNR: 2014 Chateau de Landiras, Graves - Decanted 95 pts.

Point chasing Robert?

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Seriously though, post a note.
by Faryan Amir-Ghassem¡
May 3rd, 2017, 4:26 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: Have you dealt with LJ McLeod? (Mod edit)
Replies: 101
Views: 10567

Have you dealt with LJ McLeod? (Mod edit)

Seems to make sense Karl. Newbie needs to authenticate. I won't buy from a newbie unless it is payment upon receipt / inspection going forward.
by Faryan Amir-Ghassem¡
May 3rd, 2017, 4:05 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: Have you dealt with LJ McLeod? (Mod edit)
Replies: 101
Views: 10567

Have you dealt with LJ McLeod? (Mod edit)

First, sorry to everyone who's been burned. Hope there's some resolution / punishment if it is indeed fraud. An idea: a "two factor" authentication for commerce corner in particular. Instead of validation through a review of a sale, a WB community member (someone who's met other WBers through tastin...
by Faryan Amir-Ghassem¡
May 3rd, 2017, 6:39 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Putting a stake in the heart of "slow ox"
Replies: 241
Views: 12181

Putting a stake in the heart of "slow ox"

This thread is a wonderful example of the difficulty behind wine sensation. A concerted scientific effort is stymied by the confluence of human sensory variability and the incomplete understanding of the chemical dynamics which produce compelling wines. We are in some ways in the dark ages of wine u...
by Faryan Amir-Ghassem¡
May 2nd, 2017, 10:54 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2000 Chateau Sociando-Mallet
Replies: 43
Views: 2218

TN: 2000 Chateau Sociando-Mallet

Am I the only person who thinks that a warm vintage Cabernet Sauvignon from Bordeaux showing at least as much pyrazine character as a cool vintage Cabernet Franc from the Loire suggests viticultural incompetence more than a basis for praise? Could it be that your sensitivity to pyrazines is particu...
by Faryan Amir-Ghassem¡
May 2nd, 2017, 9:13 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2010 Gonon St. Joseph sells for $120 - Winebid
Replies: 100
Views: 7948

2010 Gonon St. Joseph sells for $120 - Winebid

I don´t question the quality at Gonon. However - it´s St.Joseph terroir - and the terroir, as fine as the farming and winemaking is executed, is inferior (IMHO) to terroir like Hermitage, Cote-Rotie and Cornas ... It might not be so obvious in the youth, but at maturity the complexity and depth of ...
by Faryan Amir-Ghassem¡
May 2nd, 2017, 9:10 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Home cellar
Replies: 56
Views: 4426

Home cellar

Looks fantastic Paul. Hope all is well.
by Faryan Amir-Ghassem¡
May 1st, 2017, 8:27 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: BDX / Cali Chard / Janasse VV
Replies: 1
Views: 744

BDX / Cali Chard / Janasse VV

All wines bought on release save for the Valandraud which was a retail purchase (have been through half a case; all sound bottles with great fill). Can ship at the end of the month when I get access to some of these (weather permitting). Can also do local drop-off in DC / NYC if given advanced notic...
by Faryan Amir-Ghassem¡
May 1st, 2017, 8:04 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2000 Chateau Sociando-Mallet
Replies: 43
Views: 2218

TN: 2000 Chateau Sociando-Mallet

Sociando - the Loire man's Bordeaux. Thanks for the ntoes Ramon. We should do a vertical sometime.
by Faryan Amir-Ghassem¡
April 30th, 2017, 12:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Masters of syrah dinner
Replies: 30
Views: 2781

Masters of syrah dinner

Good work Chicagoans...98 Jamet, the legend! Ramon C generously opened a 96 Verset a few months ago. Opened a bit volatile but settled into its kaleisdescopic bliss. Very memorable wine indeed. Completely agree regarding the Lalas. On their own, they show polish, silky mouthfeel and great depth, but...
by Faryan Amir-Ghassem¡
April 27th, 2017, 2:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Blind 1995 Bordeaux (and others)
Replies: 39
Views: 2528

Blind 1995 Bordeaux (and others)

I think my favorite 95 is probably the PLL, not having had many of the big boys. Will be interesting to see at age 30 how some of the larger left bank wines show.

Thanks for the notes,
by Faryan Amir-Ghassem¡
April 26th, 2017, 4:50 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2010 Gonon St. Joseph sells for $120 - Winebid
Replies: 100
Views: 7948

2010 Gonon St. Joseph sells for $120 - Winebid

My cellar is SO valuable right now... Mark to market baby. I have a shit-ton of Gonon. I drink a lot of this stuff. I love Gonon. I know Gonon. Gonon ain't Jamet, Allemand or Clape. Sorry, not a $120 wine. It's appropriately priced sub-$50. Well, I'd pay that for the VV unicorn, but those are near-...
by Faryan Amir-Ghassem¡
April 25th, 2017, 9:32 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2001 Trimbach Frédéric Emile 375eme
Replies: 18
Views: 1086

TN: 2001 Trimbach Frédéric Emile 375eme

David let's trade!
by Faryan Amir-Ghassem¡
April 23rd, 2017, 3:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2001 Trimbach Frédéric Emile 375eme
Replies: 18
Views: 1086

TN: 2001 Trimbach Frédéric Emile 375eme

Have been popping these. Every once in a while the half bottle might be more advanced but generally drinks very well. Doesn't excite me as much as Austrian rieslings but what does...
by Faryan Amir-Ghassem¡
April 17th, 2017, 2:20 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: SOLD
Replies: 14
Views: 1577

FS:EuroCave Chamber

If this were NY I would be all over it
by Faryan Amir-Ghassem¡
April 10th, 2017, 3:22 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: New York City Restaurants
Replies: 2470
Views: 152712

New York City Restaurants

Eleven Madison Park is now the "Best Restaurant in the World." http://www.eater.com/worlds-50-best-restaurants-awards/2017/4/5/15184950/worlds-50-best-restaurants-2017 I haven't been there since the card trick era, but the best meal I've ever had was still byob lunch at Per Se. This list was...a he...
by Faryan Amir-Ghassem¡
April 5th, 2017, 6:43 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Comprehensive Jacques Selosse dinner
Replies: 8
Views: 1311

TN: Comprehensive Jacques Selosse dinner

Great notes Kevin, thanks for sharing.
by Faryan Amir-Ghassem¡
April 1st, 2017, 7:16 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: New York City Restaurants
Replies: 2470
Views: 152712

New York City Restaurants

Having lived in the Willy back in the day, I feel a kinship to a memory of what the community was (even though I was a gentrifier to be sure; I lived on the block where they shot Comming to America and my old apartment was definitely safer!). So standing on my NIMBY box, I've generally been dismayed...
by Faryan Amir-Ghassem¡
March 29th, 2017, 10:37 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: New York City Restaurants
Replies: 2470
Views: 152712

New York City Restaurants

Thanks for the review Ray. I've had drinks at Westlight. The crowd is decidedly un-Williamsburg, but c'est la vie. Any word on corkage?
by Faryan Amir-Ghassem¡
March 28th, 2017, 4:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Freedom Website AND New York Shipping Bill
Replies: 16
Views: 1118

Wine Freedom Website AND New York Shipping Bill

Thanks for sharing. Will sign up.
by Faryan Amir-Ghassem¡
March 26th, 2017, 10:18 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Jacques Puffeney Arbois Pinot Noir 2013
Replies: 15
Views: 1175

TN: Jacques Puffeney Arbois Pinot Noir 2013

Opened a '12 O-C Trousseau at a friend's place last night. Some funk, very light, cranberry, some spritz/va but generally a pleasant, well made, but not particularly complex wine.
by Faryan Amir-Ghassem¡
March 23rd, 2017, 7:11 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 1995 Calon Segur
Replies: 47
Views: 1513

1995 Calon Segur

Seconding Carlos and Jurgen. I have found 88 BDX very enjoyable the last 7 years, especially Pauillac. I think for more austere vintages, Jurgen (quoting Mssr Bettane) is right that 30 years is an appropriate window for LB wines with stuffing (CS often is well stuffed).
by Faryan Amir-Ghassem¡
March 22nd, 2017, 2:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 1995 Calon Segur
Replies: 47
Views: 1513

1995 Calon Segur

my rule for CS is to wait longer than you think is necessary
by Faryan Amir-Ghassem¡
March 21st, 2017, 12:11 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: New York City Restaurants
Replies: 2470
Views: 152712

New York City Restaurants

Piling into the Atoboy train of reviews, went this past weekend. Really love the minimal aesthetic. Several dishes were outstanding, including the sunchoke and leeks. I found the food portions great for me, but I tend to order light (I couldn't finish my fried chicken!). Corkage friendly on a weeken...
by Faryan Amir-Ghassem¡
March 17th, 2017, 7:34 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Coffee Roasting Question
Replies: 102
Views: 5843

Coffee Roasting Question

Thanks for reviving this. Have had some kickass roasts with sweet maria's guatemala Acatenango geisha beans even with the popcorn roaster. Curious what people do to reduce chaff that don't completely dislodge from your beans? Especially with the geisha beans, I tend to have more chaff buildup than s...
by Faryan Amir-Ghassem¡
March 15th, 2017, 7:23 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: New York City Restaurants
Replies: 2470
Views: 152712

New York City Restaurants

speaking of Attaboy, the owners just launched a Crown Heights "tiki esque" bar (Diamond Reef). I'm hearing good things from the natives.
by Faryan Amir-Ghassem¡
March 13th, 2017, 4:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Complete 1967 Produttori del Barbaresco Horizontal plus a couple others
Replies: 5
Views: 642

TN: Complete 1967 Produttori del Barbaresco Horizontal plus a couple others

This is great. I'm coincidentally itching to open the 67 Rabaja and the note is really helpful in giving me the gumption to decant it for 6+ hours. Thanks for sharing.
by Faryan Amir-Ghassem¡
March 10th, 2017, 10:21 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: AFWE reality check
Replies: 102
Views: 7077

AFWE reality check

Hate to stir up old wounds, but I drank a bottle of the 2010 SJSA Pergaud over the last 3 nights. It started off hard as nails on night one and SUPER mineral (no fruit). With two hours of decant, it started morphing. Vacu-vin'd the following two nights with dinner. It kept evolving. I'm not a "bette...
by Faryan Amir-Ghassem¡
March 6th, 2017, 3:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: WSPro low vs buying on Commerce Corner. What's your % discount indifference point.
Replies: 33
Views: 1953

WSPro low vs buying on Commerce Corner. What's your % discount indifference point.

Why is wspro low a benchmark px for transactions of non-current release bottles (one would assume they're trawling on cc for not widely available retail wine)? The provenance of said bottles on auction/pseudo auction is opaque/often poor, which represents the bottom rung of pricing. Other merchants ...
by Faryan Amir-Ghassem¡
March 5th, 2017, 6:01 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bordeaux 2005 - 12 Years On. Blind tasted.
Replies: 63
Views: 5705

Bordeaux 2005 - 12 Years On. Blind tasted.

Panos - it's been too long, and keep up the good work. Have not had 05 Palmer since we tasted it blind with other 05 Margaux circa 2011?

Perhaps a blind 05 bdx revisit is in order the next time you're stateside.

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