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#1 Post by fred o. » March 20th, 2019, 5:37 pm

Anyone have firsthand experience with places in Seoul that have interesting wine lists? Or retail selections that might be hard to find in the US?
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#2 Post by doug johnson » March 21st, 2019, 6:00 pm

I recall the lists at Mingles and at Jungsik being at least "ok".

I had a 2014 A. et P. de Villaine Rully Les Saints-Jacques for 99k won at Mingles and a 2012 Wieninger Pinot Noir Select for 78k won at Jungsik.

Good food, too, at both places.

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#3 Post by Jay Miller » March 22nd, 2019, 7:08 am

doug johnson wrote:
March 21st, 2019, 6:00 pm
I recall the lists at Mingles and at Jungsik being at least "ok".

I had a 2014 A. et P. de Villaine Rully Les Saints-Jacques for 99k won at Mingles and a 2012 Wieninger Pinot Noir Select for 78k won at Jungsik.

Good food, too, at both places.
I'm interested in hearing more about the Seoul Jungsik. Their branch in NYC is one of my all time favorite restaurants. And Junghyun Park who used to cook at the Seoul branch has to qualify as one of my favorite chefs. Still haven't been able to get into Atomix unfortunately.
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#4 Post by doug johnson » March 24th, 2019, 4:57 pm

I recall the Seoul branch as being at a similar level as NYC but with the food tilted more Korean.

E.g., the starter course was a banchan rendition including tuna
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and their urchin bibimbap was really good
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#5 Post by fred o. » March 24th, 2019, 10:44 pm

thank you very much for the suggestions! Hadn't known of Mingles before but it looks very intriguing. through their instagram, found what looks like a natural wine shop, vinosn

https://www.instagram.com/wine.vinosn/?hl=en
http://vinosn.com

They have Cruse wine from California, it looks like, among other selections, which is frankly shocking. If I'm able to check any of these out, will report back.
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#6 Post by Jay Miller » March 25th, 2019, 8:08 am

doug johnson wrote:
March 24th, 2019, 4:57 pm
I recall the Seoul branch as being at a similar level as NYC but with the food tilted more Korean.

Thanks Doug!

Korea is still on our list of eventual travel spots but not this year.
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