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by Larry Kaplan
November 8th, 2019, 9:34 am
Forum: Wine Pimps
Topic: I have become the Wine Nazi!
Replies: 3
Views: 280

I have become the Wine Nazi!

So Yesterday I poured what was probably my 5,000th tasting. This was a Charity tasting to help a local group aiding the elderly and poor. We handed out booklet listing each and every wine being poured, and the tables. Each table had the actual bottles set up on the table and in the order they were b...
by Larry Kaplan
March 5th, 2019, 8:54 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Need recommendations for places around Detroit
Replies: 20
Views: 655

Re: Need recommendations for places around Detroit

Jim thanks for all the great info had a great time Sardine room Great Karl's Kabin Excellent French Toast Bistro Really good also able to hit American and Detroit Ham and corned beef All were just what was call for so thank you for the direction and the competition was great Took home a bronze medal.
by Larry Kaplan
February 24th, 2019, 1:59 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Need recommendations for places around Detroit
Replies: 20
Views: 655

Re: Need recommendations for places around Detroit

Thanks Jim No it maybe a group of us so type of food not really the things as much, for me, great food and drinks reasonable pricing and something i would not have access to in IL. The places you would take out of towner to show off your city with out trying to be stuffy
by Larry Kaplan
February 24th, 2019, 10:14 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Need recommendations for places around Detroit
Replies: 20
Views: 655

Re: Need recommendations for places around Detroit

All these are great thank you for the suggestion please keep them coming. We have been to Ann Arbor for 3 competitions this year and many in the past so we have a good feel for Ann Arbor I am looking for Detroit and suburbs. Like I said the competition is in Plymouth but I will go to the Lifetime in...
by Larry Kaplan
February 23rd, 2019, 9:51 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Need recommendations for places around Detroit
Replies: 20
Views: 655

Re: Need recommendations for places around Detroit

Love Zingermann's and plan on picking up sandwiches from there on the way in. Downtown Detroit would be fine.
by Larry Kaplan
February 23rd, 2019, 8:41 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Need recommendations for places around Detroit
Replies: 20
Views: 655

Need recommendations for places around Detroit

So we hit the road for the last time this season with the US Nationals in Plymouth Michigan. I am looking for great place to eat while there can be in or around this area no more than about 1 hour from Plymouth if possible. This is not about wine or the dining experience but rather great food good p...
by Larry Kaplan
February 20th, 2019, 3:17 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Tesseron Cognac Lot 53 - Perfection
Replies: 15
Views: 831

Re: Tesseron Cognac Lot 53 - Perfection

Try the 65 if you get the chance it will make you weep
by Larry Kaplan
February 8th, 2019, 11:13 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: FS: sold
Replies: 6
Views: 566

Re: FS: 2009 Faiveley Corton 'Clos des Cortons' 6 pack

Agreed much more fruit forward and what I would characterize as California like. Just giving your offer a plug as a great bottle of wine.
by Larry Kaplan
February 8th, 2019, 7:12 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: FS: sold
Replies: 6
Views: 566

Re: FS: 2009 Faiveley Corton 'Clos des Cortons' 6 pack

Just had a bottle of this last week the wine is amazing and in a great spot right now. Enjoyed by all including a few non burg guys loved it.
by Larry Kaplan
January 24th, 2019, 7:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ray Walker & Maison Ilan updates - the saga has ended...(updated)
Replies: 2065
Views: 207512

Re: Ray Walker & Maison Ilan updates - the saga has ended...(updated)

Wasn't Saint Cloud the patron saint of pipe dreams?
by Larry Kaplan
January 23rd, 2019, 1:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ray Walker & Maison Ilan updates - the saga has ended...(updated)
Replies: 2065
Views: 207512

Re: Ray Walker & Maison Ilan updates - the saga has ended...(updated)

This was just posted on Facebook. He is asking for anyone still owed wine to fill out the form. It does not state that you will be made whole and it may just be a way to build a mailing list. But here you go make up your own minds. Just when you think its over he keeps pulling you back in! https://w...
by Larry Kaplan
January 8th, 2019, 3:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Who Has the Best Wine Shop in Chicago
Replies: 26
Views: 1902

Re: Who Has the Best Wine Shop in Chicago

The Wine Cellar in Palatine. Always good experience there for me. And owned by Larry Kaplan, who is a Berserker. Sorry for missing this thread I have not been on much between the holidays and now my daughter skating season. I want to thank you guys for the shout out. Randy you can call me with any ...
by Larry Kaplan
November 29th, 2018, 11:00 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: All set
Replies: 1
Views: 268

All set

I need
by Larry Kaplan
November 16th, 2018, 12:45 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: ISO Styro Shippers Chicagoland
Replies: 2
Views: 211

Re: ISO Styro Shippers Chicagoland

what do you need?
by Larry Kaplan
October 25th, 2018, 10:34 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: FS:2011 Sine Qua Non "Patine" EBA Syrah/Grenache Box
Replies: 0
Views: 499

FS:2011 Sine Qua Non "Patine" EBA Syrah/Grenache Box

I have 1 unopened box of 2011 Patine the extended barrel aged wine from SQN, 3 syrah and 3 grenache. $1800.00 for the full box (full box only) All the usual disclaimers apply. Buyer pays for shipping. Located in Illinois. Credit card processed for no addition fee for both easy and security. Thanks i...
by Larry Kaplan
October 23rd, 2018, 2:07 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: sold
Replies: 0
Views: 265

sold

sorry it all went
by Larry Kaplan
October 23rd, 2018, 1:32 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: FS: 2010 SQN THE MONKEY PROPRIETARY WHITE
Replies: 0
Views: 267

FS: 2010 SQN THE MONKEY PROPRIETARY WHITE

Have 3 bottles available @150 each. All the usual disclaimers are enforce Buyer pays for shipping. Located in Illinois. Credit card taken with no fees. If this post is up the wine is available i will remove upon sale. Thanks in advance for your interest. Please PM with any questions.
by Larry Kaplan
October 22nd, 2018, 3:41 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: FS:2015 Sine Qua Non "Le Chemin Vers L'Heresie" California Grenache
Replies: 0
Views: 345

FS:2015 Sine Qua Non "Le Chemin Vers L'Heresie" California Grenache

2 bottles available at 235.00 each. All usual disclaimers apply. Buyer pays for shipping. Located in Illinois. If this is posted the wine is still available if or when the wine sells I will take this post down. Thanks for your Interest. Credit cards accepted with no additional fees.
by Larry Kaplan
October 22nd, 2018, 3:36 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: sold
Replies: 0
Views: 274

sold

all gone sorry
by Larry Kaplan
September 17th, 2018, 9:24 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ray Walker & Maison Ilan updates - the saga has ended...(updated)
Replies: 2065
Views: 207512

Re: Ray Walker & Maison Ilan updates - the saga has ended...(updated)

sorry I guess I missed it I am glad that it is out there.
by Larry Kaplan
September 17th, 2018, 9:08 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ray Walker & Maison Ilan updates - the saga has ended...(updated)
Replies: 2065
Views: 207512

Re: Ray Walker & Maison Ilan updates - the saga has ended...(updated)

just to follow up ray tweeted

Ray Walker


@maisonILAN
Sep 11
More
Replying to @hartfieldandco
Early idea was to do Paris. I’m not in Paris. Just a concept earlier. We have since redeveloped. All the best
by Larry Kaplan
September 15th, 2018, 10:40 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Lg BGE - How many pork butts?
Replies: 4
Views: 316

Re: Lg BGE - How many pork butts?

Yep I did 4 once rearrange after a few hours and some shrinkage. also did 40 lbs of brisket at one time just make sure you get air flow
by Larry Kaplan
September 12th, 2018, 8:33 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ray Walker & Maison Ilan updates - the saga has ended...(updated)
Replies: 2065
Views: 207512

Re: Ray Walker & Maison Ilan updates - the saga has ended...(updated)

The last 2 minutes are the best just a chiron screen and Ray saying when he got his computer on cell phone back they we all factory reset... but he gives it "The truth is out there" x files feel just awesome.....
by Larry Kaplan
September 10th, 2018, 7:28 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ray Walker & Maison Ilan updates - the saga has ended...(updated)
Replies: 2065
Views: 207512

Re: Ray Walker & Maison Ilan updates - the saga has ended...(updated)

Bill Tex Landreth wrote:
September 10th, 2018, 4:23 am
Is Ray selling Petrus these days?
No trying to sell Pappy Van Walker to the next group of victims.
by Larry Kaplan
September 9th, 2018, 8:56 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ray Walker & Maison Ilan updates - the saga has ended...(updated)
Replies: 2065
Views: 207512

Re: Ray Walker & Maison Ilan updates - the saga has ended...(updated)

I swear, he reminds me of Jake Blues in the tunnel with Carrie Fisher. It was zack, no the investor, racism, my wife, there is this forum, the government, I swear it wasn't my fault!!!
by Larry Kaplan
July 27th, 2018, 11:42 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ray Walker & Maison Ilan updates - the saga has ended...(updated)
Replies: 2065
Views: 207512

Ray Walker & Maison Ilan updates - the saga has ended...(updated)

Well...I don't know what to say. I will point out that the distiller at Hartfield isn't the owner, so perhaps the owner provided Mr. Walker with some Bourbon, unbeknownst to the distiller...but Hartfield is a tiny operation; they don't produce enough to fund such a slick intro video. And by the way...
by Larry Kaplan
July 27th, 2018, 11:24 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ray Walker & Maison Ilan updates - the saga has ended...(updated)
Replies: 2065
Views: 207512

Ray Walker & Maison Ilan updates - the saga has ended...(updated)

It has to exist there is a video.....

https://vimeo.com/282013069

Although the bottle in video is not the bottle in Ray's mock up.
by Larry Kaplan
July 17th, 2018, 10:40 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ray Walker & Maison Ilan updates - the saga has ended...(updated)
Replies: 2065
Views: 207512

Ray Walker & Maison Ilan updates - the saga has ended...(updated)

J a y H a c k wrote:QB VII .
I thought QB 7 was Nick Foles
by Larry Kaplan
July 16th, 2018, 9:23 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ray Walker & Maison Ilan updates - the saga has ended...(updated)
Replies: 2065
Views: 207512

Ray Walker & Maison Ilan updates - the saga has ended...(updated)

Just sent to me from a friend it is the newest facebook posting for Mr. Walker

Ray Walker
22 mins ·
Staying in the beverages biz. Who’s coming with me?
by Larry Kaplan
July 15th, 2018, 10:46 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: One of your regular bottles jumps in value.
Replies: 137
Views: 6050

One of your regular bottles jumps in value.

Reminds me of a story. My friend and I had just finished his first century ride and we got to my home after cleaning up and hydrating I told him he could pick any bottle in the cellar to celebrate the ride. He emerged with a 1994 Bryant Family Cab at that time selling for about $400.00 maybe 5. I lo...
by Larry Kaplan
June 26th, 2018, 9:48 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Chicagoland cellar: shopping for a skinny glass door
Replies: 10
Views: 697

Chicagoland cellar: shopping for a skinny glass door

Builder Supply Outlet Does fast mill work not sooo expensive but still more than stock
by Larry Kaplan
May 16th, 2018, 9:11 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Jumby Bay
Replies: 5
Views: 357

Jumby Bay

Went there for my Honeymoon as well and echo Roberts Comments to a T. Get there if you can and as fast as you can!
by Larry Kaplan
May 16th, 2018, 9:09 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Toaster Oven Recs
Replies: 13
Views: 946

Toaster Oven Recs

Jim Friedman wrote:We have had a Breville toaster oven for the last 4-5 years. It works well and the bottom tray cleans easily.
Love ours. We have one at home and one for the shop they are the best out there.
by Larry Kaplan
May 8th, 2018, 10:22 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: Thanks Sold
Replies: 0
Views: 207

Thanks Sold

All gone
by Larry Kaplan
March 23rd, 2018, 10:34 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ray Walker & Maison Ilan updates - the saga has ended...(updated)
Replies: 2065
Views: 207512

Ray Walker & Maison Ilan updates - the saga has ended...(updated)

Can it really be over? I was so looking forward to the big Berserker's reveal. having Ray blow the lid off this place would have been the highlight for me. Now I am just sad and unsatisfied at the unfulfilled promise from Ray. So I guess nothing has changed.
by Larry Kaplan
March 14th, 2018, 10:30 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ray Walker & Maison Ilan updates - the saga has ended...(updated)
Replies: 2065
Views: 207512

Ray Walker & Maison Ilan updates - the saga has ended...(updated)

Ray speaks of having his own accountant and attorney but in part 2 states one of the reasons he was railroaded was the lack of an attorney even with 7 months to prepare for his hearing? Also if you have these professionals, you have them to offer professional advice and opinions for just these such ...
by Larry Kaplan
March 14th, 2018, 10:07 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ray Walker & Maison Ilan updates - the saga has ended...(updated)
Replies: 2065
Views: 207512

Ray Walker & Maison Ilan updates - the saga has ended...(updated)

With that said, my hunch is that Ray's story is heavily spun, but not completely fabricated. Chances are, we'll never know. I think this is that point where Ray's View of events and others view of the same events are dramatically different. As time goes along his recall reshape his view even more t...
by Larry Kaplan
March 14th, 2018, 9:57 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ray Walker & Maison Ilan updates - the saga has ended...(updated)
Replies: 2065
Views: 207512

Ray Walker & Maison Ilan updates - the saga has ended...(updated)

Greg Pierce wrote:Is Tim Hauber Mr. Cowell's accountant or attorney?
Accountant
by Larry Kaplan
March 14th, 2018, 9:56 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ray Walker & Maison Ilan updates - the saga has ended...(updated)
Replies: 2065
Views: 207512

Ray Walker & Maison Ilan updates - the saga has ended...(updated)

Poppy Davis wrote:So Casey only came into the picture in 2014???? Wow, I guess he doesn't do his due diligence before handing over $1M to people. Crazy.
Very late November 2014.
by Larry Kaplan
March 13th, 2018, 10:18 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How much do you pay to ship a case of wine to CA/FL/NY/TX?
Replies: 9
Views: 567

How much do you pay to ship a case of wine to CA/FL/NY/TX?

Just shipped 3 cases off to Ojai yesterday 50.00 a case, via fedex ground Adult sig. required. About the same to FLA from Chicago.
by Larry Kaplan
March 13th, 2018, 10:09 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ray Walker & Maison Ilan updates - the saga has ended...(updated)
Replies: 2065
Views: 207512

Ray Walker & Maison Ilan updates - the saga has ended...(updated)

He reminds me of John Belushi's Character in the Blues Brothers Movie down in the Tunnel with Carrie Fisher.... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ftt4f2H3GDs Even better as he blames Zach almost like the ending to any Scooby Doo "And I would have gotten away with it if not for these Darn Kids" I reall...
by Larry Kaplan
March 6th, 2018, 8:55 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Curse you, boneless skinless chicken breasts~!! (what's the secret?)
Replies: 55
Views: 1646

Curse you, boneless skinless chicken breasts~!! (what's the secret?)

Toss whole breasts in a plastic bag with Paul Prudhomme’s Blackened Steak or Blackened Redfish Magic. Heat a Cast iron pan to smoking, add chicen for 1-1/2 minute, then flip and put pan in a 350° oven for 10-12 minutes. Remove breasts from pan and let rest for a few minutes. Slice thin. They will b...
by Larry Kaplan
March 1st, 2018, 1:44 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Portland Eats
Replies: 246
Views: 15507

Portland Eats

I just returned I noticed most list neglect Breakfast. We had an amazing meal at Screen Door, there is always Pine State Biscuit, also loved Country Cat, Love Portofino and Tasty and Adler. None is Up scale of wine centric just solid food and fun places
by Larry Kaplan
March 1st, 2018, 8:40 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ray Walker & Maison Ilan updates - the saga has ended...(updated)
Replies: 2065
Views: 207512

Ray Walker & Maison Ilan updates - the saga has ended...(updated)

Randy Bowman wrote:I would like to see the investor go after Ray. Not to know who you are, but to put Ray in his place, behind bars.
The cost in legal fees would far exceed any money recouped. He tried to salvage the brand but Ray took a flame thrower to that. So he is just SOL like many others in this tragic tale.
by Larry Kaplan
February 27th, 2018, 11:55 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: If you owned a wine store and wanted to pick a bottle to celebrate with?
Replies: 36
Views: 1619

If you owned a wine store and wanted to pick a bottle to celebrate with?

OK I am back with an update my daughter's Intermediate team took the gold medal and are the National Champions her novice team had a tough skate One skater ended up needing 12 stitches they finished 4th in the country. we celebrated with a Mag of 2004 Crystal and a Mag of 2004 Merus Cabernet and som...
by Larry Kaplan
February 18th, 2018, 10:08 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: FS Sine Qua Non
Replies: 6
Views: 1199

FS Sine Qua Non

Yes still available feel free to call me at 847-776-1000
by Larry Kaplan
February 16th, 2018, 3:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: If you owned a wine store and wanted to pick a bottle to celebrate with?
Replies: 36
Views: 1619

If you owned a wine store and wanted to pick a bottle to celebrate with?

Not everything I can choose from is on my site. That is an amazing bottle. Now you have me thinking maybe 2 mags I have a mag of that wine and a mag of 2004 Merus I also have a mag of 2004 SQN into the dark, I think I even have a a mag of 2004 Crystal. see this is how I have been then i can not deci...
by Larry Kaplan
February 16th, 2018, 1:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: If you owned a wine store and wanted to pick a bottle to celebrate with?
Replies: 36
Views: 1619

If you owned a wine store and wanted to pick a bottle to celebrate with?

You guys have given me a great idea I think I have a 5 liter of 2004 her birth year so I will keep you all posted if you have ideas keep them coming but thanks for getting the mind working again.
by Larry Kaplan
February 16th, 2018, 12:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: If you owned a wine store and wanted to pick a bottle to celebrate with?
Replies: 36
Views: 1619

If you owned a wine store and wanted to pick a bottle to celebrate with?

Daughter is 14 So she will be having Either her favorite Virgin Colada or Sparkling Apple Cider.

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