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by J a y H a c k
September 30th, 2020, 9:26 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Does wine flipping pencil out?
Replies: 65
Views: 2655

Re: Does wine flipping pencil out?

I am on a lot of heavily allocated lists with long waiting lists and I think the answer to the OP is NO. I have never sold a bottle other than to share purchases with friends at zero profit. It ruins all the fun. I also think that it is not worth the effort to make nickels and dimes. I have been ask...
by J a y H a c k
September 30th, 2020, 8:35 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: #GlassFire
Replies: 357
Views: 32460

Re: #GlassFire

Marc Hauser wrote:
September 30th, 2020, 7:14 am
. . . (Note - I’m bad at art.)
Thanks. At least you are accurate at art. neener
by J a y H a c k
September 30th, 2020, 6:49 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: #GlassFire
Replies: 357
Views: 32460

Re: #GlassFire

I have vacationed in or near Napa three times but I am having trouble figuring out the geography of where the fires are. There are a few roads that I remember well and I can locate - Route 29 and the Silverado Trail and Deer Park Road that goes up to Angwin all the way to Outpost and then past the "...
by J a y H a c k
September 29th, 2020, 11:51 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Monthly check-in: Cellar inventory reduction plan
Replies: 903
Views: 46985

Re: Monthly check-in: Cellar inventory reduction plan

This past weekend was actually pretty good. +36, but then we invited people to our house for Saturday night and to break fast last night, which resulted in -4 on Saturday and -6 yesterday, and four bottles went to my son's house and my other son brought two bottles to a friend's house, and I gave tw...
by J a y H a c k
September 29th, 2020, 11:42 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Monthly check-in: Cellar inventory reduction plan
Replies: 903
Views: 46985

Re: Monthly check-in: Cellar inventory reduction plan

I have substantially reduced my second-tier waiting list for my wine cellar. My waiting list has three tiers. The second-tier are the boxes on the floor outside the door of the wine cellar waiting to even make it into the seller. That waiting list has been reduced to zero because we are having the r...
by J a y H a c k
September 23rd, 2020, 7:28 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Order reneged: getwineonline
Replies: 22
Views: 1642

Re: Order reneged: getwineonline

. . . Why isn't the store's placement of the product on the shelf (presumably with a label identifying the product, as well as the price) construed as an Offer to sell that is deemed accepted when the buyer presents said item to the store in an attempt to purchase? . . . The simple answer to "why?"...
by J a y H a c k
September 22nd, 2020, 8:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Order reneged: getwineonline
Replies: 22
Views: 1642

Re: Order reneged: getwineonline

This place has the same wine, case only, and does a better job at disclosing that this is a sourced wine, and it might not be in stock. Maybe try again with them Doc? [wink.gif] https://shop.corxwines.com/vsku2132181_DOMAINE-RAMONET-CHASSAGNE-MONTRACHET-LES-CAILLERETS-750ML-2014 There must be an ep...
by J a y H a c k
September 22nd, 2020, 6:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Order reneged: getwineonline
Replies: 22
Views: 1642

Re: Order reneged: getwineonline

This place has the same wine, case only, and does a better job at disclosing that this is a sourced wine, and it might not be in stock. Maybe try again with them Doc? [wink.gif] https://shop.corxwines.com/vsku2132181_DOMAINE-RAMONET-CHASSAGNE-MONTRACHET-LES-CAILLERETS-750ML-2014 There must be an ep...
by J a y H a c k
September 22nd, 2020, 6:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Order reneged: getwineonline
Replies: 22
Views: 1642

Re: Order reneged: getwineonline

It serves you right for trying to order Burgundy from an online retailer that is only a few miles from my house without asking me, neener with no on-street presence and located in a building on a street that does not really exist and which building once had the largest leaky roof on the East Coast t...
by J a y H a c k
September 18th, 2020, 12:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: I don’t trust my Coravin anymore
Replies: 57
Views: 3510

Re: I don’t trust my Coravin anymore

alan weinberg wrote:
September 17th, 2020, 6:36 pm
buy a Pungo.
I did that but I rarely use it because it seems to leak all over the place when I am initially extracting wine.
by J a y H a c k
September 18th, 2020, 12:55 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: MacDonald release is imminent!!!
Replies: 166
Views: 14906

Re: MacDonald release is imminent!!!

I wonder how many folks got in on the very first release to the public...which i think was the '10. i still have (2) btls of that vintage - just have a hard time popping with folks who don't understand the story. anyway, count myself fortunate to have my 8th 3-pak headed to Georgia soon enough. +1 ...
by J a y H a c k
September 18th, 2020, 12:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: MacDonald release is imminent!!!
Replies: 166
Views: 14906

Re: MacDonald release is imminent!!!

I wonder how many folks got in on the very first release to the public...which i think was the '10. i still have (2) btls of that vintage - just have a hard time popping with folks who don't understand the story. anyway, count myself fortunate to have my 8th 3-pak headed to Georgia soon enough. I h...
by J a y H a c k
September 16th, 2020, 8:15 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Ooni Discussion
Replies: 40
Views: 3043

Re: Ooni Discussion

Does anyone use it for anything other than pizza? I seem to recall seeing some videos of making shrimp scampi, but did not seem to be worth the trouble.
by J a y H a c k
September 14th, 2020, 3:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Has the Wine Advocate basically given up at this point?
Replies: 113
Views: 10570

Re: Has the Wine Advocate basically given up at this point?

Jay Miller wrote:
September 14th, 2020, 12:35 pm
J a y H a c k wrote:
September 9th, 2020, 6:46 am
Howard Cooper wrote:
August 30th, 2020, 6:31 am

And taste like Black Forest Cake.
The 2010 Stockholm Syndrome Syrah was outstanding on Sunday night ...
The name itself explains why you enjoyed it. neener
Termanthia.
by J a y H a c k
September 11th, 2020, 6:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Remembering 9/11....
Replies: 22
Views: 970

Re: Remembering 9/11....

I was at a bankers convention in Lake Placid, sitting at the morning presentation between 2 guys I knew, one was the deputy superintendent of banks in charge of disaster preparedness and the other was the senior official at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York in charge of disaster preparedness. Jus...
by J a y H a c k
September 9th, 2020, 7:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: MacDonald release is imminent!!!
Replies: 166
Views: 14906

Re: MacDonald release is imminent!!!

Not reading the thread, but in case no one has previously posted the exact date, I am pleased to announce that in honor of the fact that I might have been the second person on the MacDonald list (Dentice was first but we were only minutes apart), this year the offer will be released on my auspicious...
by J a y H a c k
September 9th, 2020, 6:47 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Has the Wine Advocate basically given up at this point?
Replies: 113
Views: 10570

Re: Has the Wine Advocate basically given up at this point?

Aren't all the SQN wines going to be big, jammy, and alcoholic and get 95+ points anyway? If you like that style who cares about the reviews...just buy them. And taste like Black Forest Cake. Haters gotta hate, as I have said before. The 2010 Stockholm Syndrome Syrah was outstanding on Sunday night...
by J a y H a c k
September 9th, 2020, 6:46 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Has the Wine Advocate basically given up at this point?
Replies: 113
Views: 10570

Re: Has the Wine Advocate basically given up at this point?

Aren't all the SQN wines going to be big, jammy, and alcoholic and get 95+ points anyway? If you like that style who cares about the reviews...just buy them. And taste like Black Forest Cake. Haters gotta hate, as I have said before. The 2010 Stockholm Syndrome Syrah was outstanding on Sunday night...
by J a y H a c k
September 7th, 2020, 1:45 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: It's been too long! Pizza!
Replies: 1497
Views: 85923

Re: It's been too long! Pizza!

I know this is no big deal to you pizza experts, but to those of us who are pizza-challenged and who took a course in pizza making at the Culinary Inst. in Hyde Park (and would have gotten the grade of F if there had been grades), this is the greatest pizza ever made. Homemade sauce from San Marzano...
by J a y H a c k
September 7th, 2020, 1:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A Mini-Berserkerfest to fight the pandemic
Replies: 0
Views: 422

A Mini-Berserkerfest to fight the pandemic

We has a mini-Berserkerfest in the backyard last night with appropriate social distancing. Very Mini. There were only four of us, compared to the normal 60+ people, but we were forced to open more bottles than people to go with the traditionally outrageous menu. Here are the wines, with no notable t...
by J a y H a c k
September 3rd, 2020, 4:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: J J Prum: the last great wine house priced reasonably.
Replies: 179
Views: 8180

Re: J J Prum: the last great wine house priced reasonably.

I am a big fan of the A. J. Adam Dhroner Hofberg Kabinett. For a while I was picking up magnums for under $40 and a 750 is still under $25.
by J a y H a c k
September 3rd, 2020, 1:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Tom Seaver & Seaver Vineyards & Thomas Rivers Brown
Replies: 18
Views: 2648

Re: Tom Seaver & Seaver Vineyards & Thomas Rivers Brown

One other thing. To get a rough idea of Seaver's importance to us New Yorkers, in the summer of 1977, my wife and I finally took our delayed honeymoon in London. When we returned to New York, my father picked us up at the airport. When we got in the car, what were the first words out of his mouth? H...
by J a y H a c k
September 3rd, 2020, 1:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Tom Seaver & Seaver Vineyards & Thomas Rivers Brown
Replies: 18
Views: 2648

Re: Tom Seaver & Seaver Vineyards & Thomas Rivers Brown

Glad to see this hearing Wine Talk. Last year, I went to the fiftieth anniversary celebration of the 1969 Mets championship. During the event, I took a photograph of everyone gathered and sent it to the guys at Outpost who did the back office work for the Seaver winery and asked them to pass it on t...
by J a y H a c k
September 3rd, 2020, 5:59 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Is charcoal in short supply?
Replies: 36
Views: 1625

Re: Is charcoal in short supply?

I use a lot of Westchester Sandy from the oak tree that hit my house and I recently got a smaller stack of Hispanic Cut Oak that destroyed my back yard fence. The only thing I got at Home Depot was a long handle sledge hammer and two wedges. The wood if very inexpensive. I want to call me friend to ...
by J a y H a c k
September 1st, 2020, 6:39 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Pet Peeves - Epicurian Division
Replies: 39
Views: 1392

Pet Peeves - Epicurian Division

I was reviewing the recipe for Lamb stuffed tomatoes that I was referred to in my thread on tomato recipes (by the way, we really liked it), and I decided to look at some of the comments. It reminded me that some people are born idiots, or perhaps they have idiocy thrust upon them. Regardless, I jus...
by J a y H a c k
September 1st, 2020, 5:26 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Help - I need some great tomato recipes
Replies: 42
Views: 1042

Re: Help - I need some great tomato recipes

This is before. I forgot to photograph after cooking. Ignore the black fry pan. I just used it for the photo.
stuffed tomatoes.jpg
PS - we really liked them with no variations from the recipe except I threw in a little Ras el Hanout. Very little.
by J a y H a c k
September 1st, 2020, 1:33 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Help - I need some great tomato recipes
Replies: 42
Views: 1042

Re: Help - I need some great tomato recipes

cjsavino wrote:
August 31st, 2020, 6:00 am
I have plans to make these soon, middle eastern lamb stuffed tomatoes

https://www.epicurious.com/recipes/food ... yle-101411
I am making this tonight. May use basil instead of mint if I can't find mint.
by J a y H a c k
August 31st, 2020, 7:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: No longer can afford Giuseppi Rinaldi- who is the ballpark?
Replies: 47
Views: 4884

Re: No longer can afford Giuseppi Rinaldi- who is the ballpark?

I am a fan of Paolo Scavino, many of which bottlings can be had for under $100.
by J a y H a c k
August 31st, 2020, 6:46 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Help - I need some great tomato recipes
Replies: 42
Views: 1042

Re: Help - I need some great tomato recipes

Today we made fresh bruschetta with the tomatoes, basil from out back yard and chopped onions on top of thin lightly breaded (home made low carb bread crumbs) chicken cutlets. Excellent. I really like the idea of above of lamb stuffed tomatoes with matzoh meal, in honor of my mother, whose Yartzeit ...
by J a y H a c k
August 30th, 2020, 5:42 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Help - I need some great tomato recipes
Replies: 42
Views: 1042

Help - I need some great tomato recipes

I went peach picking today with some friends and they had a tomato "alternative," so after we finished with peaches, nectarines and apples, we bought an empty flat to fill with tomatoes. When we got back to our cars, my friends didn't want very many tomatoes, so I ended up with way too many. All sor...
by J a y H a c k
August 29th, 2020, 7:57 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Food Mashups . . .
Replies: 38
Views: 1376

Re: Food Mashups . . .

saul_cooperstein wrote:
August 27th, 2020, 9:07 pm
Tzatziki cole slaw
That's an idea. I think I will try it tomorrow. I have made Tatziki egg salad with gravlax.
by J a y H a c k
August 27th, 2020, 6:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 IDS Cabernet Sauvignon Fourth St. (USA, California, Napa Valley)
Replies: 0
Views: 166

TN: 2016 IDS Cabernet Sauvignon Fourth St. (USA, California, Napa Valley)

2016 IDS Cabernet Sauvignon Fourth St. - USA, California, Napa Valley (8/25/2020) Pop and pour at the outdoor tables at a steakhouse in Rye. My first business dinner with clients in at least eight months. This is an outstandingly delicious wine, both powerful and sexy at the same time. Very easy to...
by J a y H a c k
August 26th, 2020, 7:58 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Food Mashups . . .
Replies: 38
Views: 1376

Re: Food Mashups . . .

Bdklein wrote:
August 22nd, 2020, 1:04 pm
Another good combination is egg salad and tuna salad.
Also lox with egg salad.
Those are not mashups. They are staples.
by J a y H a c k
August 22nd, 2020, 5:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Smoke taint 2020...
Replies: 310
Views: 27676

Re: Smoke taint 2020...

Eric Lundblad wrote:
August 20th, 2020, 10:34 pm
. . .

https://gispub.epa.gov/airnow/?tab=0&cl ... layer=none

. . .
Ugh. If this is accurate, all the vineyards I care about are in the solid red area. What number is the "danger" level?
by J a y H a c k
August 22nd, 2020, 5:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Has Anyone Been Drinking BerserkerDay Wines Lately?
Replies: 584
Views: 48689

Re: Has Anyone Been Drinking BerserkerDay Wines Lately?

We had the 2019 DV8 Viognier. Outstanding wine and excellent example of the grape without any sweetness or syrupy components. Lychee nuts, spice, acidity, tropical fruits. You should all buy this wine to support this BerserkerDay participant. I bought their wine a few years ago, really liked it, and...
by J a y H a c k
August 20th, 2020, 12:37 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Food Mashups . . .
Replies: 38
Views: 1376

Re: Food Mashups . . .

Ron Slye wrote:
August 18th, 2020, 10:19 pm
I think this is irrefutable. Take any leftover, pan fry it, then add an egg (either directly, or a fried egg to place on top). If still not quite right, add hot sauce.
Bacon doesn't hurt either.
by J a y H a c k
August 20th, 2020, 12:31 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Vicious Article on TAK
Replies: 14
Views: 1080

Re: Vicious Article on TAK

Mark Y wrote:
August 20th, 2020, 12:08 pm
Do people still frequent uber expensive steak houses?
Define uber expensive steak houses. Also, define "still." Not a lot of people are frequenting any kind of restaurant, at least in New York, these days.
by J a y H a c k
August 17th, 2020, 8:41 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Food Mashups . . .
Replies: 38
Views: 1376

Re: Food Mashups . . .

David K o l i n wrote:
August 17th, 2020, 8:14 am
Had Trader Joe’s crisp bread, Velvet Peanut butter and a thin slice of raspberry pie and top. The Lord’s best peanut butter and jelly sandwich
Sounds good but my diabetes doctor would not approve.
by J a y H a c k
August 16th, 2020, 8:24 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Food Mashups . . .
Replies: 38
Views: 1376

Food Mashups . . .

mash-up (noun) Something created by combining elements from two or more sources I couldn't decide what to eat for breakfast this morning so I stared at the refrigerator and eventually decided to mix a few things together. I went with Melitzanosalata with ultra low moisture yogurt that I had made tw...
by J a y H a c k
August 16th, 2020, 8:16 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Costco $550 Belota Iberico
Replies: 81
Views: 9105

Re: Costco $550 Belota Iberico

I don't know if anyone has mentioned this yet, but someone brought one of these two Falltacular this year and I thought it was really delicious. I would buy one myself, but we do not entertain during the plague, and it would probably go to waste.
by J a y H a c k
August 16th, 2020, 8:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1975 Château Meyney (France, Bordeaux, Médoc, St. Estèphe)
Replies: 6
Views: 391

Re: TN: 1975 Château Meyney (France, Bordeaux, Médoc, St. Estèphe)

So the whole cork was down in the wine? 😮 I’ve had several red Bordeaux from 75 as it’s my birth year. Haven’t had one I enjoyed. White is a different story... The 1975 Latour if you are looking for a good 1975. I have had a lot of 1975 years because that was the first vintage of the century that w...
by J a y H a c k
August 16th, 2020, 8:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Increased corkage post-COVID?
Replies: 265
Views: 10289

Re: Increased corkage post-COVID?

I really don't want to read the rest of the crap in this thread because it appears from my brief perusal that it has already spun out of orbit. So, here's my own independent take without regard to anything anyone else said. I have eaten at two restaurants in suburban New York in the past few weeks. ...
by J a y H a c k
August 16th, 2020, 12:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Saxum - Should I buy?
Replies: 15
Views: 1335

Re: Saxum - Should I buy?

It depends on what type of wine you like and what your personal financial situation will allow. If you like a big, flavorful, fruit forward, high ABV style, and you can afford the price tag without affecting your ability to put a roof over your head and food in your mouth, then you should buy some. ...
by J a y H a c k
August 15th, 2020, 8:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2008 is the greatest vintage in champagne since . . . (talk among yourselves)
Replies: 8
Views: 923

2008 is the greatest vintage in champagne since . . . (talk among yourselves)

I have not had a lot of 2008 vintage champagne, but what I have has been outstanding, punching well above average for the house. The 2008 Henriot (their 200th Anniversary bottling) is outstanding. A few other random bottles. I do not drink enough champagne and I do not know much about vintages, but ...
by J a y H a c k
August 15th, 2020, 8:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1985 Dominus Estate (USA, California, Napa Valley)
Replies: 7
Views: 523

Re: TN: 1985 Dominus Estate (USA, California, Napa Valley)

PS - I do not know when they changed their tannin management, but we had a bottle of the 1991 when Ebbe came to NY for his 60th Birthday and the sommelier at Uncle Jacks was so impressed by the wine that the rest of us brought (and allowed him to taste) that he opened a bottle of that for our table....
by J a y H a c k
August 14th, 2020, 7:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1985 Dominus Estate (USA, California, Napa Valley)
Replies: 7
Views: 523

TN: 1985 Dominus Estate (USA, California, Napa Valley)

1985 Dominus Estate - USA, California, Napa Valley (8/13/2020) Double decanted at about 6:00 PM and then brought to Frankie and Johnnie's in Rye for dinner at their outdoor tables in the middle of the street. Started drinking it is about 7:00 PM and followed it for about an hour. Excellent wine wit...
by J a y H a c k
August 12th, 2020, 8:09 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A lovely Branaire Ducru 2005
Replies: 8
Views: 945

Re: A lovely Branaire Ducru 2005

I need to buy more Branaire Ducru. The 1982, which I had in 2005, was one of the greatest Bordeaux I ever had. I drank it along with 1989 Haut Brion from Magnum, 1975 Cheval Blanc and a bunch of the great wines and it was clearly the best period.
by J a y H a c k
August 10th, 2020, 6:08 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Diamond Creek from the 1970s: N
Replies: 18
Views: 1388

Re: Diamond Creek from the 1970s: N

Rebecca and I would join if there is room. I was just outbid on a DC Magnum from the 80s. :(
by J a y H a c k
August 10th, 2020, 6:05 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: What to do with the ribs from prime rib?
Replies: 26
Views: 1181

Re: What to do with the ribs from prime rib?

Send them to me. I have a smoker. So long as you send them back when they’re ready! [highfive.gif] You need better friends. Where do you live? I have a 4 burner Weber gas grill, a large Big Green Egg and a large Weber Kettle, all on the deck around the pool. We love to sit outside by the pool, gril...
by J a y H a c k
August 10th, 2020, 2:48 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Mandoline recommendations?
Replies: 21
Views: 1909

Re: Mandoline recommendations?

I've had multiple brands over the years, but always come back to using the Benriner. I've never successfully used the various guides and guards, I just go slowly and take care. We also have what we call Mandoline Protocol in our kitchen - if anyone is using it, no one else is allowed to talk or oth...

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