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by c fu
January 24th, 2020, 7:59 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Three overripe syrahs: 05 ESJ Parmalee, 10 Clarendon Hills, 10 Voge
Replies: 21
Views: 826

Re: Three overripe syrahs: 05 ESJ Parmalee, 10 Clarendon Hills, 10 Voge

Do you think most 15 N Rhône are overripe? I guess this is sort of a calibration question. I’ve found the 12 voge vv to be very good and have found most 14 n. Rhône to be overly thin so I’d probably like the 10 voge vv then. 2010 is not a “ripe” vintage tho. I think Voge is pretty ripe and glossy.
by c fu
January 23rd, 2020, 8:50 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 11 NEWBIE INTROS! :)
Topic: NEWBIE INTRO: Astrea Caviar
Replies: 13
Views: 480

Re: NEWBIE INTRO: Astrea Caviar

Tom G l a s g o w wrote:
January 23rd, 2020, 7:54 pm
No shipping to Pennsylvania?
Oversight on the website. All status in continental US can be shipped too
by c fu
January 23rd, 2020, 3:55 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 11 NEWBIE INTROS! :)
Topic: NEWBIE INTRO: Astrea Caviar
Replies: 13
Views: 480

Re: NEWBIE INTRO: Astrea Caviar

Aaron P o t t s wrote:
January 23rd, 2020, 3:53 pm
What is a reasonable shelf (fridge) life for this product?
6-8 weeks is a nice cold fridge. As always it's dependent on the seal, but if seal is tight (which is normally is), 6-8 weeks. The bigger the tin, the larger the shelf life
by c fu
January 23rd, 2020, 2:32 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 11 NEWBIE INTROS! :)
Topic: NEWBIE INTRO: Astrea Caviar
Replies: 13
Views: 480

NEWBIE INTRO: Astrea Caviar

https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0217/8495/2912/files/2019.10.06_Astera_Caviar_Image-103_1024x1024.jpg?v=1571115838 I've had the opportunity to sell some of Astrea's delicious caviar here and I'm happy to say I have the go-ahead to do so again for Berserkerday. I know quite a few Berserkers have e...
by c fu
January 22nd, 2020, 11:41 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: FS in LA area: 2016 Napa Cab, 100pts
Replies: 10
Views: 952

Re: FS in LA area: 2016 Napa Cab, 100pts

Ryan A wrote:
January 21st, 2020, 8:31 pm
Scarecrow which I would be in for.
scarecrow would be 487. ws low is 609
by c fu
January 22nd, 2020, 11:40 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: Ft: 10yr orvw ISO: 2010 gonon VV
Replies: 10
Views: 834

Re: Ft: 10yr orvw ISO: 2010 gonon VV

An interesting trade. Lots of orvw available for sale, G.VV, none for sale. Yes, anyone sitting on 2010 Gonon VV would have to be pretty stupid to make this trade. If "availability" was the only qualifier opposed to actual value. let's assume someone bought 10 gonon vv on release at $128 (price i p...
by c fu
January 21st, 2020, 5:07 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: Ft: 10yr orvw ISO: 2010 gonon VV
Replies: 10
Views: 834

Ft: 10yr orvw ISO: 2010 gonon VV

Ft: 10yr orvw ISO: 2010 gonon VV

Each cover our own shipping.

Pm or email
by c fu
January 16th, 2020, 1:56 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Recommend Some Caviar
Replies: 14
Views: 908

Re: Recommend Some Caviar

Caviar Russe. i'm offended that you'd recommend another Chinese imported caviar company =( Just saw this. Caviar Russe does mostly caviar from the Caspian. Really good stuff! Illegal to import caviar that is harvested directly from the Caspian Sea into the US for sale due to the near mass extinctio...
by c fu
January 13th, 2020, 1:29 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Eating and Drinking in Los Angeles
Replies: 973
Views: 52086

Re: Eating and Drinking in Los Angeles

Anyone know if it is possible to BYOB at Mini-Kabob in Glendale? Wow! This place is amazing. Hole in the wall Armenian husband and wife spot with amazing food. I went with a regular so we got treated extremely well. There are only 8-10 seats. We got there at 4:10 and initially they said they were c...
by c fu
January 13th, 2020, 1:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Rivers-Marie 100pts
Replies: 136
Views: 15784

Re: Rivers-Marie 100pts

Awesome!! Congrats to the team
by c fu
January 8th, 2020, 2:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 12563
Views: 605984

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Assorted 2017 Prevost - insert drool emoji
by c fu
January 7th, 2020, 9:30 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Tasting with Olivier Bernstein
Replies: 16
Views: 1449

Re: TN: Tasting with Olivier Bernstein

tasted the 2013 clos vougeot blind last year and it was the oakiest red burgundy I've ever had. That was until the next day when someone else blinded me on the 2014 clos vougeot, which became the new front runner
by c fu
January 6th, 2020, 8:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Has Bourbon Impacted Your Wine Spending?
Replies: 99
Views: 2839

Re: Has Bourbon Impacted Your Wine Spending?

YLee wrote:
January 6th, 2020, 8:24 pm
I find it funny that you can get Gold bottling cheaper in Africa than in the States.
It's also cheaper in Europe a lot of the time too. Grabbed a bunch from Belgium a couple of years ago for cheapppppp
by c fu
January 6th, 2020, 8:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Has Bourbon Impacted Your Wine Spending?
Replies: 99
Views: 2839

Re: Has Bourbon Impacted Your Wine Spending?

my $150-200 came from my daughter’s boyfriend who lives downtown LA near Pershing Square and can’t find Blanton’s around there for less than the stated price. He was excited when I pointed him to a $100 bottle here in the OC. He bought it. Also sometimes the $90-100 ones might be store picks or Bla...
by c fu
January 6th, 2020, 5:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Has Bourbon Impacted Your Wine Spending?
Replies: 99
Views: 2839

Re: Has Bourbon Impacted Your Wine Spending?

Went to my local Ralph’s on the way home in Pasadena. No Blantons.

Rip my gas costs. You owe me 10cents for the fuel cost Michael
by c fu
January 6th, 2020, 5:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Has Bourbon Impacted Your Wine Spending?
Replies: 99
Views: 2839

Re: Has Bourbon Impacted Your Wine Spending?

D@vid Bu3ker wrote:
January 6th, 2020, 4:45 pm
WTF guys...Mr. Chen, chill.
this is funny. [snort.gif]
by c fu
January 6th, 2020, 5:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Has Bourbon Impacted Your Wine Spending?
Replies: 99
Views: 2839

Re: Has Bourbon Impacted Your Wine Spending?

I've always found it interesting that the same WBers who are obsessive about wine not having any noticeable oak and alcohol then turn around and love mega-hops hipster IPAs, The whole process of hazy ipas is to reduce hop bitterness with soft mouthfeel yeasts and has the idea of "juicy". Also gives...
by c fu
January 5th, 2020, 8:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Rising Price of Cornas
Replies: 228
Views: 13071

Re: The Rising Price of Cornas

Todd I liked your Alain Verset recommendation. The 05, 10 and 13 are solid. Rhône Elitists like my buddy Charlie won’t waste any time on such a middling producer, but I think he would enjoy the wines, truly. He used to say the same thing about Gonon, and now likes it since the price is over $100! b...
by c fu
January 5th, 2020, 8:26 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Advice about Popeyes fried chicken sandwich?
Replies: 24
Views: 958

Re: Advice about Popeyes fried chicken sandwich?

I wouldn't drive a hour for it. But i'd drive 20 minutes!
by c fu
January 4th, 2020, 8:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Prieure-Roch and Bernstein
Replies: 34
Views: 1795

Re: Prieur-Roch and Bernstein

If you like the flavor oak you’ll love Bernstein. Got blinded on 2013 and 2014 grand crus from him on back to back dinners and I didn’t think it was possible for anything that oaky to be from burgundy
by c fu
January 3rd, 2020, 10:16 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What are your wines of the 2010s?
Replies: 46
Views: 2038

Re: What are your wines of the 2010s?

Ed Gonzales wrote:
January 3rd, 2020, 9:55 am
99 roumier musigny
08 drc montrachet
88 krug mesnil
I remember that day we drank the krug mesnil like it’s yesterday. Too bad Matty’s explanation on how he’d survive in prison is too nsfw to post. Lol
by c fu
January 2nd, 2020, 1:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What are your wines of the 2010s?
Replies: 46
Views: 2038

Re: What are your wines of the 2010s?

LOVE that you included strict parameters - works well for a type-A personality. That said...I'm sure people won't follow the rules! 1) 2011 Ridge Monte Bello that Joe Duncan brought to my house for the mini BerserkerFest (double-decanted) 2) Can't remember...will have to do some research 3) The OP'...
by c fu
January 2nd, 2020, 11:14 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What are your wines of the 2010s?
Replies: 46
Views: 2038

Re: What are your wines of the 2010s?

Nathan Smyth wrote:
January 2nd, 2020, 11:10 am
c fu wrote:
January 2nd, 2020, 10:23 am
list ONLY one wine each from the below categories of your favorite wine from 2010-2019...

1978 Rousseau Chambertin

1977 Roulot Perrieres

1988 Krug Clos du Mesnil
Your selections are from 1970-1979 and 1980-1989.
changed xo
by c fu
January 2nd, 2020, 10:23 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What are your wines of the 2010s?
Replies: 46
Views: 2038

What are your wines of the 2010s?

Quick single rule - list ONLY one wine each from the below categories of your favorite wine consumed during 2010-2019. 1) Still red wine 2) Still non red wine (in case someone wants to add in orange wine or something) 3) Bubbly. Feel free to expand on the wine and the memory. Figure if it's your fav...
by c fu
December 31st, 2019, 10:54 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What’s your “definite buy” in 2020?
Replies: 100
Views: 6430

Re: What’s your “definite buy” in 2020?

Keller - Liger Belair - Mugernet Gibourg - Roulot - rousseau - Cedric Bouchard - Jerome Prevost - allemand -gonon
by c fu
December 27th, 2019, 10:50 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Recommend Some Caviar
Replies: 14
Views: 908

Re: Recommend Some Caviar

ryancurry wrote:
December 26th, 2019, 6:02 pm
Caviar Russe.
i'm offended that you'd recommend another Chinese imported caviar company =(
by c fu
December 27th, 2019, 10:47 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Belcampo meats
Replies: 5
Views: 556

Re: Belcampo meats

I really enjoy Belcampo, they have two shops in LA. THe issue is pricing has been getting higher and higher for them to the point it's not realistic to buy from them when I can get Flannery for the same price. Also the head butcher left a few years ago to start his own shop and I feel like there's b...
by c fu
December 26th, 2019, 8:44 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Recommend Some Caviar
Replies: 14
Views: 908

Re: Recommend Some Caviar

Pm’d
by c fu
December 25th, 2019, 2:44 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Offline Curmudgeoning should not be contained to only NYC!
Replies: 24
Views: 1124

Re: Offline Curmudgeoning should not be contained to only NYC!

Come on Ian. Why bring this up again? Let’s not rehash contentious points again. Are you joshing? Jorge, about a third of the posts here are contentious rehashing over sillier things than this like grammar and other rubbish. If a member in good standing like Jay can start a thread, so can any other...
by c fu
December 25th, 2019, 10:37 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: NYC Grand Cru Burgs Dec 30th FULL. PLEASE POST WINES
Replies: 82
Views: 3738

Re: NYC Grand Cru Burgs Dec 30th FULL. PLEASE POST WINES

Just FYI. Jonathon is on a suspension until the end of the year. So if you’re expecting a reply it won’t come.

Please email him for coordination. PMs will not working.
by c fu
December 24th, 2019, 9:22 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: The New York City offline curmudgeon thread
Replies: 74
Views: 5136

Re: The New York City offline curmudgeon thread

Thread is locked. Feel free to start a new one. Too much clean up involved.
by c fu
December 24th, 2019, 9:08 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Eating and Drinking in Los Angeles
Replies: 973
Views: 52086

Re: Eating and Drinking in Los Angeles

He’s heavy handed with premium ingredients. I’m not sure that’s a negative thing. Better then eating at nnaka and going to in and out immediately afterwards bc you’re still hungry. I did a little looking on yelp and a recent review said it was $420/person. Others say $250-300. I understand why the ...
by c fu
December 24th, 2019, 5:53 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: NYC: Interest Check: CA/OR Feb/Mar 2020
Replies: 11
Views: 706

Re: NYC: Interest Check: CA/OR Feb/Mar 2020

Thread is locked. Going to clean this thread up later but it’s not getting unlocked.

Jonathan you’re getting a time out whenever i get around to it since it’s Christmas eve. This is really out of control.
by c fu
December 23rd, 2019, 2:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Allemand Bretty?
Replies: 86
Views: 3794

Re: Allemand Bretty?

My worse experience and my best experience were with the 2004 Sans Soufre at Eleven Madison. It was simply one of the most amazing bottles of wine I have ever had. Truly incredible. So much so that I went back a year later and ordered the same wine. Not only was it horrifically Bretty on the palate...
by c fu
December 23rd, 2019, 2:47 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Eating and Drinking in Los Angeles
Replies: 973
Views: 52086

Re: Eating and Drinking in Los Angeles

Yamakase has free corkage. They don’t have a liquor license. It’s expensive, though ~230 pp for 17 course omakase I did a little looking on yelp and a recent review said it was $420/person. Others say $250-300. I understand why the price may fluctuate based on the ingredients and such. But at $420 ...
by c fu
December 20th, 2019, 12:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: PSA: 2008 Dom Perignon $125.99/btl for 6 pack
Replies: 29
Views: 2424

Re: PSA: 2008 Dom Perignon $125.99/btl for 6 pack

hey emailed you on this offer michael, let me know where to send payment.
by c fu
December 18th, 2019, 2:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Allemand Bretty?
Replies: 86
Views: 3794

Re: Allemand Bretty?

Matthew King wrote:
December 18th, 2019, 11:23 am
I have written a haiku on this site about bretty Alemands released in past four years that I bought and disliked.

Tread cautiously if you have low tolerance for any Band-Aid notes, as I do.
I’ll take all your allemand!
by c fu
December 18th, 2019, 10:59 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Allemand Bretty?
Replies: 86
Views: 3794

Re: Allemand Bretty?

I’ve had some older bottles of allemand with brett. But in general allemand is dericious and clean. Just pass along the offer to ol charlie and I’ll take care of it.
by c fu
December 17th, 2019, 9:15 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Eating and Drinking in Los Angeles
Replies: 973
Views: 52086

Re: Eating and Drinking in Los Angeles

Do you like Sushi Ginza Onodera better than Hayato? Apples and oranges comparison. Very different cuisine. But hayato is my favorite restaurant in LA and a regular hangout for one of my wine groups. I’m also not a huge sushi guy. I like it. Just don’t love it Wow! I really need to hit Hayato. it's ...
by c fu
December 16th, 2019, 3:10 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Eating and Drinking in Los Angeles
Replies: 973
Views: 52086

Re: Eating and Drinking in Los Angeles

My wife is starting a new job and has a birthday coming up - she wants to go for a nice Japanese meal. She can't seem to get a reservation to work for n/naka since they vanish instantaneously every week, but do y'all have any other suggestions? for pure sushi it's tough to beat Sushi Ginza Onodera....
by c fu
December 15th, 2019, 10:35 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Eating and Drinking in Los Angeles
Replies: 973
Views: 52086

Re: Eating and Drinking in Los Angeles

My wife is starting a new job and has a birthday coming up - she wants to go for a nice Japanese meal. She can't seem to get a reservation to work for n/naka since they vanish instantaneously every week, but do y'all have any other suggestions? for pure sushi it's tough to beat Sushi Ginza Onodera....
by c fu
December 13th, 2019, 1:06 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Lobster source?
Replies: 29
Views: 1181

Re: Lobster source?

Costco has lobsters? I usually get mine at a grocery in Chinatown - best prices I’ve found From one nice Jewish boy to another - the prices are the best because the Chinese markets get the crappy leftovers that no one else will take. Hold the lobster vertical with the head up and if the tail does n...
by c fu
December 12th, 2019, 9:08 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Should I pre-salt my Flannery hanger steaks?
Replies: 15
Views: 950

Re: Should I pre-salt my Flannery hanger steaks?

Brandon R wrote:
December 12th, 2019, 2:43 pm
c fu wrote:
December 12th, 2019, 1:08 pm
Definitely. They usually aren’t dry aged so get all that moisture
Thanks, All. I'll salt them tonight!

Charlie - are Flannery's not aged? I didn't look closely, but I assumed they were.
The hanger isn’t unless specified
by c fu
December 12th, 2019, 1:08 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Should I pre-salt my Flannery hanger steaks?
Replies: 15
Views: 950

Re: Should I pre-salt my Flannery hanger steaks?

Definitely. They usually aren’t dry aged so get all that moisture
by c fu
December 12th, 2019, 12:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Stepping it up
Replies: 23
Views: 1725

Re: Stepping it up

I think the 89 Chave was my wine of the decade. I don’t remember another wine that was in such a perfect place for drinking. The Dauvissat was crazy good as well. In the end I think I also preferred the Vilmart to the Cristal. All the wines we had were super, though. There are two more sets of note...
by c fu
December 11th, 2019, 10:45 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Another Flannery PSA
Replies: 187
Views: 11603

Re: Another Flannery PSA

Todd F r e n c h wrote:
December 11th, 2019, 4:26 pm
I will buy anytime Hangers are on sale...that's my go-to, both Braydn and I LOVE them
Oh yeah todd "we" love them?

"those hangers are our favorite"
by c fu
December 10th, 2019, 12:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Alice Quixote rides again
Replies: 54
Views: 2138

Re: Alice Quixote rides again

I actually think Natural wine is more prominent than ya'll think among the general population. Amongst the 30s crowd, the ones that drink wine are getting more and more into natural wine. It seems to be something they seek. But that could just be a major city thing as well. But there wouldn't be al...
by c fu
December 10th, 2019, 12:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Alice Quixote rides again
Replies: 54
Views: 2138

Re: Alice Quixote rides again

I actually think Natural wine is more prominent than ya'll think among the general population. Amongst the 30s crowd, the ones that drink wine are getting more and more into natural wine. It seems to be something they seek. But that could just be a major city thing as well. But there wouldn't be all...
by c fu
December 7th, 2019, 11:53 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Pizzeria Bianco in Phoenix? Is that that good?
Replies: 16
Views: 1211

Re: Pizzeria Bianco in Phoenix? Is that that good?

They are finally opening in Los Angeles.

Chris Bianco no longer makes pizza though due to the lung damage from breathing in flour (or something like that)

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