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by Ethan Abraham
July 4th, 2020, 5:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Auction Of Chateau Margaux etc: proceeds to go to Jose Andres World food kitchen
Replies: 6
Views: 572

Re: Auction Of Chateau Margaux etc: proceeds to go to Jose Andres World food kitchen

Birth year for my better half and a good cause...I guess one time I won't be upset if someone outbids me.
by Ethan Abraham
July 2nd, 2020, 4:34 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Watermill / Hamptons
Replies: 6
Views: 262

Re: Watermill / Hamptons

We had a good meal at Almond last year.
by Ethan Abraham
July 2nd, 2020, 11:22 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Searcher Pricing
Replies: 15
Views: 663

Re: Wine Searcher Pricing

So this one on CT I see the link to WS saying 165. When I go into WS there are is a lower price listed for an auction but also a lower price listed at flickinger (155). I am using WS Pro.
by Ethan Abraham
July 2nd, 2020, 10:34 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Searcher Pricing
Replies: 15
Views: 663

Re: Wine Searcher Pricing

some stores adjust prices fairly often, i think WS scrapes overnight.
by Ethan Abraham
July 2nd, 2020, 8:45 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Your best Pandemic bottle consumed?
Replies: 73
Views: 1945

Re: Your best Pandemic bottle consumed?

2016 Raveneau MdT with Cagen takout
2008 Clos Saron Black Pearl
2016 Boillot MOuchere
2018 Falkenstein kab alte reben
2010 Grivot Boudot
by Ethan Abraham
July 1st, 2020, 4:06 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: I don't get the wine auction market
Replies: 50
Views: 2136

Re: I don't get the wine auction market

There are wines I love that I wouldn't mind getting a case of. Taking a concrete example, I paid $121 for a bottle of 2015 Jean Michel Guillon Gevrey Chambertin Petite Chapelle. Its current best price on wine-searcher.com is $111 assuming I buy a whole case ($89-90/bottle in the UK again by the cas...
by Ethan Abraham
June 29th, 2020, 2:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The 2019 Bordeaux are coming out.
Replies: 933
Views: 50274

Re: The 2019 Bordeaux are coming out.

Bordeaux is the only region where you can (99% of the time) buy as much of a wine on release as you want at exactly the same price (net of tariffs, taxes, etc) as everyone else in the world. In that sense it is by FAR the most transparent and liquid. I cannot agree with this. Prices vary much more ...
by Ethan Abraham
June 29th, 2020, 9:57 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The 2019 Bordeaux are coming out.
Replies: 933
Views: 50274

Re: The 2019 Bordeaux are coming out.

Bordeaux is the only region where you can (99% of the time) buy as much of a wine on release as you want at exactly the same price (net of tariffs, taxes, etc) as everyone else in the world. In that sense it is by FAR the most transparent and liquid.
by Ethan Abraham
June 26th, 2020, 1:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Keller Silliness
Replies: 146
Views: 5731

Re: Keller Silliness

Kidding of course. Just looked at the auction results. Prices look reasonable to me. Of course, it’s a lot more than I pay. But it’s fair. A I didn't realize Abts and Morstein were going for 400-500 at auction these days. Yikes! I was more impressed by the seeming willingness of the buyer to counte...
by Ethan Abraham
June 26th, 2020, 12:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Keller Silliness
Replies: 146
Views: 5731

Re: Keller Silliness

My guess is Alex Gillette Nope. I was the seller on that shit! Suckers! A Kidding of course. Just looked at the auction results. Prices look reasonable to me. Of course, it’s a lot more than I pay. But it’s fair. A I didn't realize Abts and Morstein were going for 400-500 at auction these days. Yik...
by Ethan Abraham
June 26th, 2020, 12:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Keller Silliness
Replies: 146
Views: 5731

Re: Keller Silliness

Ok fess up, who the heck was 805 at the hdh auction? Won every single Keller lot. If you thought prices were getting silly....
by Ethan Abraham
June 23rd, 2020, 4:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The 2019 Bordeaux are coming out.
Replies: 933
Views: 50274

Re: The 2019 Bordeaux are coming out.

Is my past history just misleading me, or is something odd going on with 3L bottles this year? I'm not a big-bottle balla by any stretch, but recently I've enjoyed picking up a 3L or two of something like Cantemerle or Sociando for some big future dinner. Doesn't break the bank, fun, suitable for t...
by Ethan Abraham
June 20th, 2020, 1:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The 2019 Bordeaux are coming out.
Replies: 933
Views: 50274

Re: The 2019 Bordeaux are coming out.

A whole night Jeff?....? If I am taking Bordeaux from storage or my home to a restaurant, I send the bottles at least three days in advance. Wines from Europe need a month or so of rest before opening. So yes, it is with a certain amount of skepticism, that I think of you and other writers their sa...
by Ethan Abraham
June 20th, 2020, 12:26 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: BBQ Short Ribs for Dummies...
Replies: 19
Views: 784

Re: BBQ Short Ribs for Dummies...

BBQ short ribs are the only thing I can do consistently and perfectly on my big green egg. Marinate overnight in Roy choy's kalbi marinade (https://www.foodandwine.com/recipes/sweet-and-salty-korean-barbecued-short-ribs). Then on indirect heat at 225 for about 6 hours until temp hits 200. Wrap in bu...
by Ethan Abraham
June 19th, 2020, 12:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 13638
Views: 665056

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

1 x 2015 JJ Prum Graacher Himmelreich Riesling Auslese GKA 375ml 1 x 2013 JJ Prum Riesling Auslese Graacher Himmelreich GKA 375ml 1 x 2012 Joh Jos Prum Riesling Auslese Wehlener Sonnenuhr GKA 375ml It's getting really tough to find any Joh Jos Prum past vintages online. At least in the states. Ther...
by Ethan Abraham
June 19th, 2020, 7:32 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The 2019 Bordeaux are coming out.
Replies: 933
Views: 50274

Re: The 2019 Bordeaux are coming out.

Seems like in general later release prices (at least for the higher price releases) have been much less attractive. Not too optimistic for PLL on Monday.
by Ethan Abraham
June 19th, 2020, 7:29 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Magnums, baby
Replies: 19
Views: 946

Re: Magnums, baby

Riesling magnums are awesome, you can give them to kids to turn into rocketships afterwards, and they are so long you can pour them and maintain proper social distancing.
by Ethan Abraham
June 18th, 2020, 4:07 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 13638
Views: 665056

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

2013 Lamy tremblot haute densite
2018 chantereves assorted
2017 jouan msd and chambolle
2018 seabra xisto Cru branco
by Ethan Abraham
June 17th, 2020, 1:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The 2019 Bordeaux are coming out.
Replies: 933
Views: 50274

Re: The 2019 Bordeaux are coming out.

Wally's does have a nice selection of 375s and seems to allow ordering by single bottles. Throw in free shipping and whether or not they charge tax isn't really in the differential for me. I like to have some 375s around for early look at the vintage and also for taking to BYO restaurants in NJ! We...
by Ethan Abraham
June 17th, 2020, 1:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The 2019 Bordeaux are coming out.
Replies: 933
Views: 50274

Re: The 2019 Bordeaux are coming out.

Wally's does have a nice selection of 375s and seems to allow ordering by single bottles. Throw in free shipping and whether or not they charge tax isn't really in the differential for me. I like to have some 375s around for early look at the vintage and also for taking to BYO restaurants in NJ!
by Ethan Abraham
June 16th, 2020, 5:08 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The 2019 Bordeaux are coming out.
Replies: 933
Views: 50274

Re: The 2019 Bordeaux are coming out.

And like that LMHB is sold out.
by Ethan Abraham
June 16th, 2020, 4:12 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The 2019 Bordeaux are coming out.
Replies: 933
Views: 50274

Re: The 2019 Bordeaux are coming out.

YLee wrote:
June 15th, 2020, 2:13 pm
If Montrose is $130 I'm a buyer.
Get out your credit card!
by Ethan Abraham
June 14th, 2020, 5:45 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Your German riesling breakdown
Replies: 73
Views: 2163

Re: Your German riesling breakdown

1/6 each dry and auslese
1/3 each kab and spat.

Drinking more dry lately (more a function of what we eat than a preference).
by Ethan Abraham
June 11th, 2020, 4:45 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2014 Enderle & Moll Pinot Noir Liaison, drink up.
Replies: 6
Views: 334

Re: TN: 2014 Enderle & Moll Pinot Noir Liaison, drink up.

Thanks for the note. Was preparing a pull from my offsite and this was already on the "pull now" list...guess I had the right idea.
by Ethan Abraham
June 10th, 2020, 2:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Weird grape blends
Replies: 27
Views: 840

Re: Weird grape blends

Syrah/cab is fairly rare, the main ones are in Provence (trevallon and others?) And clos Saron makes an awesome one.
by Ethan Abraham
June 6th, 2020, 6:40 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Most bottles of a single wine from one vintage in your cellar
Replies: 201
Views: 7986

Re: Most bottles of a single wine from one vintage in your cellar

Good point. Are there any wines not from Bordeaux that are regularly sold in 12 bottle wooden cases? Even non wooden cases I think most higher end burgs and rhones are sold in 6-pack boxes.
by Ethan Abraham
June 4th, 2020, 5:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine tasting at home - how to store unfinished bottles
Replies: 24
Views: 705

Re: Wine tasting at home - how to store unfinished bottles

The 4oz Boston bottles that people have been using for zoom tastings are a good option too. Fill it so no extra air and throw in the fridge should be good for days if not more.
by Ethan Abraham
June 4th, 2020, 4:18 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 05 Allemand 'Chaillot'
Replies: 16
Views: 838

Re: TN: 05 Allemand 'Chaillot'

Rule of 15 on the nose.
by Ethan Abraham
June 3rd, 2020, 10:50 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Another Flannery PSA
Replies: 421
Views: 26623

Re: Another Flannery PSA

Looks delicious, Ethan. I've read many who cook with the fat side up...any reason you went against the grain (pun intended)? I had seen some comments that it was tough to get the fat soft enough. I figured having it touching the sheet would help with heat transfer into the fat, it seemed to work we...
by Ethan Abraham
June 3rd, 2020, 9:16 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Help me construct a Northern Rhône horizontal?
Replies: 31
Views: 1267

Re: Help me construct a Northern Rhône horizontal?

I think many here would suggest 16 over 15 for getting a good sense of place.
by Ethan Abraham
May 28th, 2020, 11:52 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: Magnums of Forman Cabernet 1991 and 1992
Replies: 1
Views: 455

Re: Magnums of Forman Cabernet 1991 and 1992

I recall someone at my table brought the 92 in magnum to berserkerfest at PDH a few (5?) years ago and it was awesome.
by Ethan Abraham
May 26th, 2020, 3:31 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 08 DP hunter
Replies: 16
Views: 1634

Re: 08 DP hunter

Curious for folks who bring in from UK, what is your per bottle cost door to door (and is that for your own bulk shipment or with a larger service)?
by Ethan Abraham
May 25th, 2020, 7:29 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 08 DP hunter
Replies: 16
Views: 1634

08 DP hunter

Zachys has 20% off 2k purchase and free shipping, 08 DP currently listed at 170 so comes to 136+tax. Not much more than the prices in UK discussed in the other thread without the hassle and cost of getting across the pond. Lower discounts for smaller purchases...
by Ethan Abraham
May 17th, 2020, 6:05 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Fun stats with CellarTracker, Part Deux - Pandemic Edition
Replies: 6
Views: 519

Re: Fun stats with CellarTracker, Part Deux - Pandemic Edition

There's probably something to be said for people being at home affecting their ability to log purchases into CT in a timely manner
by Ethan Abraham
May 17th, 2020, 3:52 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: What did you cook tonight?
Replies: 1574
Views: 84010

Re: What did you cook tonight?

First attempt at a brisket on the BGE. Slightly dryer than I would have liked but tasted great.
by Ethan Abraham
May 15th, 2020, 6:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ponsot wines without Laurent?
Replies: 18
Views: 1286

Re: Ponsot wines without Laurent?

Michael Bowden wrote:
May 15th, 2020, 6:11 pm
Ethan Abraham wrote:
May 15th, 2020, 2:10 pm
Who currently makes the chezeaux/ponsot wines? Presumably it's the domaine, not laurent?
Laurent is.
Thanks
by Ethan Abraham
May 15th, 2020, 2:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ponsot wines without Laurent?
Replies: 18
Views: 1286

Re: Ponsot wines without Laurent?

Who currently makes the chezeaux/ponsot wines? Presumably it's the domaine, not laurent?
by Ethan Abraham
May 14th, 2020, 5:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days
Replies: 1768
Views: 109548

Re: Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days

Grabbed some of the mousse anecdote. Don't recall tasting it at the big tasting in the fall but I liked their wines.
by Ethan Abraham
May 13th, 2020, 2:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Earn your stripes, nouvelle vague Burgundians.
Replies: 18
Views: 1113

Re: Earn your stripes, nouvelle vague Burgundians.

Amen.

Though then we'll be complaining when they go to roulot pricing or are simply unattainable in a few years.
by Ethan Abraham
May 13th, 2020, 3:59 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Aging Oregon chardonnay
Replies: 125
Views: 5553

Re: Aging Oregon chardonnay

This thread is excellent and inspired me to order some Goodfellow chards to compare with and also age for future comparison with the Walter Scott's I got a few weeks ago. Great to see multiple winemakers with different strategies and opinions have a respectful and interesting discussion.
by Ethan Abraham
May 11th, 2020, 5:01 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Chartogne-Tallet 2013 Chemin de Reims BdB
Replies: 7
Views: 282

Re: TN: Chartogne-Tallet 2013 Chemin de Reims BdB

Loved this at the Skurnick tasting and picked up some bottles.
by Ethan Abraham
May 9th, 2020, 6:57 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2011 Domaine Roulot Meursault Les Vireuils
Replies: 6
Views: 347

Re: TN: 2011 Domaine Roulot Meursault Les Vireuils

I imagine this was less than $100 on release wholesale.
by Ethan Abraham
May 8th, 2020, 10:11 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Another Flannery PSA
Replies: 421
Views: 26623

Re: Another Flannery PSA

deadhorse Are those the short ribs? Man that looks good [cheers.gif] Yeah basically the thing I smoke the most on the bge. My family doesn't like the mess and difficulty of regular ribs, brisket takes too long, I haven't quite gotten pulled pork down yet...these are easy and take about 5-6 hours. I ...
by Ethan Abraham
May 7th, 2020, 10:44 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Another Flannery PSA
Replies: 421
Views: 26623

Re: Another Flannery PSA

deadhorse Yeah we’d planned to get the outdoor kitchen and cellar finished this spring but I don’t want contractors in and out of the house until we have a better handle on the covid situation. If you're putting a bge in anyway you could just get it now. AFAIK there's no special built in version, yo...
by Ethan Abraham
May 7th, 2020, 9:11 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Another Flannery PSA
Replies: 421
Views: 26623

Re: Another Flannery PSA

yeah that's a non-starter; I'll get both BGE and built in gas soon once the kitchen is built but no stop-gaps unless that's what I want to keep long term. Exactly my current setup...bge and Weber gas. Though not built in. Yeah we’d planned to get the outdoor kitchen and cellar finished this spring ...
by Ethan Abraham
May 7th, 2020, 8:02 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Another Flannery PSA
Replies: 421
Views: 26623

Re: Another Flannery PSA

Don’t have a grill so not an option. Outdoor kitchen delayed by pandemic. Weber kettle costs the same as a bottle of 1er Cru burgundy. Worth every penny and unlike the wine you can sell it when you're done with it. yeah that's a non-starter; I'll get both BGE and built in gas soon once the kitchen ...
by Ethan Abraham
May 7th, 2020, 3:54 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Another Flannery PSA
Replies: 421
Views: 26623

Re: Another Flannery PSA

If you're going to reverse sear would you guys dry brine the tri-tips with a dry rub? Tri-tips are made to be grilled. Don’t have a grill so not an option. Outdoor kitchen delayed by pandemic. Weber kettle costs the same as a bottle of 1er Cru burgundy. Worth every penny and unlike the wine you can...

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