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by David K o l i n
October 31st, 2019, 7:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 12076
Views: 578913

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

A case of ‘17 ESJ Bone Jolly Rose for $100 from ESJ
by David K o l i n
October 31st, 2019, 11:48 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: NYC City Council approves ban on Foie Gras Ban- 2022
Replies: 16
Views: 560

Re: NYC City Council approves ban on Foie Gras Ban- 2022

Buy it in Westchester or Jersey and bring it in
by David K o l i n
October 30th, 2019, 5:08 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: NYC City Council approves ban on Foie Gras Ban- 2022
Replies: 16
Views: 560

Re: NYC City Council approves ban on Foie Gras Ban- 2022

Shake it of, New York. We did. I hope restaurants show some balls and ignore it
by David K o l i n
October 30th, 2019, 6:58 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Chicago Restaurant Thread
Replies: 660
Views: 35343

Re: Chicago Restaurant Thread

If dim sum or other Chinese is of interest, there is a decent restaurant - Ming Hin Cuisine - on the park several blocks away. They have several locations, you’re looking for the Downtown one. They are a Bib Gourmand winner
by David K o l i n
October 22nd, 2019, 5:01 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Milwaukee, WI
Replies: 15
Views: 655

Re: Milwaukee, WI

If you can be at the Milwaukee Arts Museum at noon, the museum flaps its wings. If not, the museum folds its wings up at the end of the day

by David K o l i n
October 11th, 2019, 10:34 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: US to impose 25% tariff on European wine, cheese, etc.
Replies: 507
Views: 27196

Re: US to impose 25% tariff on European wine, cheese, etc.

As regards olive oil: I've taken to buying Lebanese and Syrian olive oils from a Persian grocery. Great oil, of high quality, and less expensive than oil from European countries. I buy big bottles (1.5 liters and larger) and we use a lot of it now. Lebanese olive oil has been in our rotation for a ...
by David K o l i n
October 11th, 2019, 10:30 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best place to sell a few cases of wine?
Replies: 36
Views: 2439

Re: Best place to sell a few cases of wine?

Most auction houses I have dealt with have a minimum value for consignments. If the total value is >$5k, I believe K&L will accept it at a 15% commission (10% if >$10k). I’ve sold through K&L and Winebid, and both worked fine. I’d opt for K&L going forward. My recollection is that K&L does not take...
by David K o l i n
October 10th, 2019, 5:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 10913
Views: 397506

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

709A4BB3-FFBE-4180-AE4C-933D9C169DB2.jpeg Soaked, short cork. Significant browning, but clean, old Cabernet nose. Very light weight palate (almost Burgundian), no defects, currant, black raspberries and plums. Fully resolved tannins, sufficient acidity giving an almost crunchy finish. Not a bad dri...
by David K o l i n
October 9th, 2019, 10:53 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Newark Airport
Replies: 40
Views: 1746

Re: Newark Airport

$110 cab ride from Midtown to EWR on Sunday (Polish parade on 5th added to the gridlock). Thank goodness for expense accounts. Terminal C wasn't bad except the line to drop your bag off at United after you self checked in and tagged your bag already. And not many seats in the waiting area Expense a...
by David K o l i n
October 8th, 2019, 9:26 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Newark Airport
Replies: 40
Views: 1746

Re: Newark Airport

$110 cab ride from Midtown to EWR on Sunday (Polish parade on 5th added to the gridlock). Thank goodness for expense accounts. Terminal C wasn't bad except the line to drop your bag off at United after you self checked in and tagged your bag already. And not many seats in the waiting area
by David K o l i n
October 5th, 2019, 2:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: US to impose 25% tariff on European wine, cheese, etc.
Replies: 507
Views: 27196

Re: US to impose 25% tariff on European wine, cheese, etc.

Respectfully, I don’t get the logic of why the buyer gets a freebie on a tariff neither the seller nor buyer could have anticipated at time of contracting or had any control over it. The seller should give the buyer the option of paying the tariff or rescinding the transaction. Do these consumers e...
by David K o l i n
October 3rd, 2019, 3:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: US to impose 25% tariff on European wine, cheese, etc.
Replies: 507
Views: 27196

Re: US to impose 25% tariff on European wine, cheese, etc.

Greg K wrote:
October 3rd, 2019, 2:33 pm
Can't wait to see who will be the first person busted for smuggling high end wine into Miami on their cigarette boat. Alfert?
From where? Cuba? Bimini?
by David K o l i n
October 3rd, 2019, 2:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: I'm done*
Replies: 336
Views: 18177

Re: I'm done*

Waiting for you on the other side, Neal
by David K o l i n
October 2nd, 2019, 6:18 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Chicago Restaurant Thread
Replies: 660
Views: 35343

Re: Chicago Restaurant Thread

Michael Klein wrote:
October 1st, 2019, 2:36 pm


- Mi Tocoya - what took me so long to get here? Absolutely phenomenal. No wine but I did enjoy my beer quite a bit.
Pardon me, but Mi Tocaya is for mescal
by David K o l i n
September 17th, 2019, 5:24 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Blood Sausage
Replies: 31
Views: 1306

Re: Blood Sausage

Nums. Had some excellent morcilla off a Puerto Rican food truck this weekend.
by David K o l i n
September 16th, 2019, 9:31 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: At What Age Did You Start Cooking?
Replies: 25
Views: 1066

Re: At What Age Did You Start Cooking?

7 or 8. I cover meals while my mom taught and worked on lesson plans. The meals were pretty simple
by David K o l i n
September 14th, 2019, 11:59 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: If you were going to buy a grill today what would you buy?
Replies: 21
Views: 1641

Re: If you were going to buy a grill today what would you buy?

WvanGorp wrote:
September 14th, 2019, 8:18 am
regarding the link to the Kalamazoo grill posted above...

I have the Kalamazoo hybrid grill and love it.
I love Wilfred's grill as well.
by David K o l i n
September 10th, 2019, 4:42 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Anyone use Global Entry Program?
Replies: 495
Views: 30916

Re: Anyone use Global Entry Program?

Michel Abood wrote:
September 10th, 2019, 1:46 pm
I applied for Global Entry renewal as it was expiring at the end of October and finally got re-approved. It only took about 3 months. [head-bang.gif]
That’s what their website says
by David K o l i n
September 7th, 2019, 4:54 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Lodging Reccos fit Tuscany with kids
Replies: 1
Views: 632

Re: Lodging Reccos fit Tuscany with kids

I’m not sure Nora’s place is big enough but we stayed here in Radda on out honeymoon and loved it.

http://www.chianticashmere.com/en/

As you can see, she also raises cashmere goats on the farm.
by David K o l i n
September 7th, 2019, 11:19 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Where should we go in Italy?
Replies: 36
Views: 2179

Re: Where should we go in Italy?

Mark- any restaurants that stood out between Rapallo, SML and Camogli ? I've read about Sa, Da Paolo and La Rotunda in Camolgi and little local spot Da Mario in Rapallo. We'll be doing 2 dinners and a few lunches during our stay. thanks ! Camogli is lovely but small. We’ve stayed at the Excelsior P...
by David K o l i n
September 6th, 2019, 7:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: wine cooler ruined all my wine?
Replies: 122
Views: 6094

Re: wine cooler ruined all my wine?

Vinegar is not a flavor that results from bad storage.
by David K o l i n
September 3rd, 2019, 1:14 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Newark Airport
Replies: 40
Views: 1746

Re: Newark Airport

Mark Golodetz wrote:
September 3rd, 2019, 11:55 am
La Guardia under construction is horrible
LaGuardia preconstruction was horrible
by David K o l i n
September 1st, 2019, 5:12 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Eggland’s Best Eggs
Replies: 72
Views: 3302

Re: Eggland’s Best Eggs

Chris Blum wrote:
September 1st, 2019, 3:59 pm
On a serious note; don’t you guys have easy access to farm fresh eggs? In a market or roadside stand?
Generally not from the end of October until the beginning of May. Must be nice to be you :-)
by David K o l i n
August 31st, 2019, 3:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Voting Process for Wine BID
Replies: 11
Views: 833

Re: Voting Process for Wine BID

I think they need an electoral college
by David K o l i n
August 26th, 2019, 6:35 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Popeyes Chicken Sandwich
Replies: 121
Views: 5365

Re: Popeyes Chicken Sandwich

Hell, yes. But it’s $11, I think
by David K o l i n
August 26th, 2019, 6:07 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Popeyes Chicken Sandwich
Replies: 121
Views: 5365

Re: Popeyes Chicken Sandwich

I will likely go to Popeyes sometime this week for a sandwich. But if you're in Seattle and need a good fried chicken sandwich, try Sodo Chicken located at the corner of 4th Ave S and Michigan in Sodo next to Katsu Burger. I had it today (all the talk of chicken caused a craving), and while the bun...
by David K o l i n
August 25th, 2019, 6:19 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Popeyes Chicken Sandwich
Replies: 121
Views: 5365

Re: Popeyes Chicken Sandwich

I was driving though northern suburban Detroit this afternoon (Telegraph north of 12 Mile) and there was a backup of cars (and a traffic jam) waiting to get into Popeyes. Weird
by David K o l i n
August 23rd, 2019, 4:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Why Is Pronunciation Such An Issue??
Replies: 71
Views: 2352

Re: Why Is Pronunciation Such An Issue??

Had a nice Rkatsiteli today
by David K o l i n
August 22nd, 2019, 5:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Australian ooze-monster wines. How are they now?
Replies: 114
Views: 7771

Re: Australian ooze-monster wines. How are they now?

I’m going to crack a 1996 Rockford Basket Press Shiraz in the next couple of weeks. Definitely not an ooze monster. We had a 2002 Mitolo GAM Shiraz a couple of weeks ago that was not an ooze monster but had 14%+ ABV. Shit happens
by David K o l i n
August 18th, 2019, 6:06 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Eggland’s Best Eggs
Replies: 72
Views: 3302

Re: Eggland’s Best Eggs

I have a farmer I buy from who breed Black Ameraucana chickens. The coolest eggs

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by David K o l i n
August 17th, 2019, 7:16 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Stranded on a deserted island - One TV dinner for 5 Years
Replies: 26
Views: 1622

Re: Stranded on a deserted island - One TV dinner for 5 Years

I’m pulling an Epstein That' doesn't meet the rules (can't off yourself) but it's an interesting answer. The deserted island experience would be similar (or worse?) to a solitary prison since you'd be stuck there for 5 years with nobody around and nothing but the same meals every day. I'm not sure ...
by David K o l i n
August 16th, 2019, 6:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: why won't wine.com ship to me?
Replies: 28
Views: 1757

Re: why won't wine.com ship to me?

Need? Ha! But this one of the best 2010s i have had and I’ve been looking for more. Hope all is well with you. Still practicing? Ever get to dc? Done practicing for 2-1/2 years now. Taking our youngest to college this weekend - probably won’t make the District until next year. Hope to see you then.
by David K o l i n
August 16th, 2019, 5:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: why won't wine.com ship to me?
Replies: 28
Views: 1757

Re: why won't wine.com ship to me?

Well thanks for the explanations. Makes sense I guess. One benefit is I am prevented from buying wine I want but certainly don’t need. OTOH, it’s three bottles of a great premier cru at half the cost of Fu’s $200 price tag. You probably dodged a bullet; I wouldn't trust them with Burgundy. If the p...
by David K o l i n
August 16th, 2019, 8:30 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Eggland’s Best Eggs
Replies: 72
Views: 3302

Re: Eggland’s Best Eggs

I care a lot about how animals are treated. Caged and even "cageless" chickens aren't treated very well. I try to buy pasture-raised eggs and chicken whenever I can, just like I avoid farm-raised salmon, feed-lot beef, or just about any pig that isn't pasture-raised. It's not a matter of taste, it'...
by David K o l i n
August 15th, 2019, 7:08 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Eggland’s Best Eggs
Replies: 72
Views: 3302

Re: Eggland’s Best Eggs

I buy from local farmers all summer, but other times of the year, I buy the freshest eggs available (including, GASP, Eggland - Bruce hasn't given me a reason to stop). the "Best Buy" date is not required under federal law and does not reflect the packing date (but must be within 30 days after the p...
by David K o l i n
August 13th, 2019, 7:48 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Bilbao, San Sebastian, Rioja this Fall
Replies: 18
Views: 1617

Re: Bilbao, San Sebastian, Rioja this Fall

We were with the kids this summer, so no gastronomic palaces. We did have a wonderful lunch at Mirador de Ulia accompanied by a marvelous view of San Sebastián from the hill it is located on. Definitely lunch and definitely a window.
by David K o l i n
August 12th, 2019, 5:23 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Eggland’s Best Eggs
Replies: 72
Views: 3302

Re: Eggland’s Best Eggs

To chicken to answer my question on your egg statement, Bruce?
by David K o l i n
August 10th, 2019, 7:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Finger Lakes Updates?
Replies: 39
Views: 2409

Re: Finger Lakes Updates?

Great story. Thanks again to all for the updates
by David K o l i n
August 10th, 2019, 6:02 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Eggland’s Best Eggs
Replies: 72
Views: 3302

Re: Eggland’s Best Eggs

Bdklein wrote:
August 10th, 2019, 5:50 pm
are gross. And not natural .
Why and why not?
by David K o l i n
August 8th, 2019, 1:12 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Vanishing Corned Beef Rounds
Replies: 10
Views: 1343

Re: Vanishing Corned Beef Rounds

This isn’t a bad starting point http://ruhlman.com/2010/03/15/corned-beef-how-to-cure-your-own/ I’ve adapted my own pickling spice mix over time The “strange” ingredient for most cooks is pink salt. Most spice shops have it unless they have issues with nitrates/nitrites. Also, if your going for a fi...
by David K o l i n
August 8th, 2019, 11:16 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Vanishing Corned Beef Rounds
Replies: 10
Views: 1343

Re: Vanishing Corned Beef Rounds

And oxtail.

Round isn’t kosher, so you must be eating the Irish corned beef. No corned briskets around?

They really aren’t that hard to make from scratch - takes a week or 10 days of curing in the fridge. But at least then you’ll have one
by David K o l i n
August 6th, 2019, 2:33 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: COOKBOOKS: What Are Your Top 5
Replies: 40
Views: 2441

Re: COOKBOOKS: What Are Your Top 5

Don’t generally use cookbooks, but historically:

1. Mastering the Art of French Cooking - Child etal

2. The Classic Italian Cook Book - Hazan

3. La Technique - Pepin

4. French Provincial Cooking - Davi

5. The Wonderful Food of Provence - Escudier and Fuller
by David K o l i n
August 6th, 2019, 9:59 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The ultimate in excessibe ballerness
Replies: 35
Views: 3026

Re: The ultimate in excessibe ballerness

Suckers
by David K o l i n
August 5th, 2019, 6:34 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Chicago Restaurant Thread
Replies: 660
Views: 35343

Re: Chicago Restaurant Thread

George Hejna wrote:
August 5th, 2019, 4:56 pm

Best meal of the weekend was on the ultra exclusive "terrace restaurant" of some good friends.

George
I love that place
by David K o l i n
August 3rd, 2019, 4:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Have We Reached Peak Rosé?
Replies: 46
Views: 2140

Re: Have We Reached Peak Rosé?

Scott G r u n e r wrote:
August 1st, 2019, 9:32 pm
Mateus made rose before it was cool. That is true. Though this bottle style is new.

Sweet nasty rose, but nonetheless
What about Lancers? It always gets short shrift.

We saw lots of Mateus when we were in Portugal this summer. I was surprised and amused

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