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by Ethan Abraham
November 12th, 2019, 6:43 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Turks & Caicos
Replies: 27
Views: 3092

Re: Turks & Caicos

We did a little snorkeling near stingray city, it was a blast.
by Ethan Abraham
November 11th, 2019, 5:02 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Turks & Caicos
Replies: 27
Views: 3092

Re: Turks & Caicos

Just got back from our trip to Cayman (ok I know this is a Turks thread but it seemed to end up being a discussion of both). We stayed at a condo called the beachcomber which is in the same stretch of beach as the Ritz and the Caribbean club mentioned above. No amenities (ie food onsite, concierge) ...
by Ethan Abraham
November 3rd, 2019, 6:34 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 10938
Views: 399007

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

2009 Rhys Alpine chard. Hot damn was this good. Big and rich with definite aged notes (but not oxidized at all) and zero heat or oak bitterness. Not a ton of acidity but manages not to be flabby at all. Just great.
by Ethan Abraham
November 2nd, 2019, 4:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best red Burgs for 2019
Replies: 25
Views: 1804

Re: Best red Burgs for 2019

2008 Mugneret-Gibourg Vosne-Romanee. Not bought on release as didn't start drinking burgundy at all until a few years later, but this bottle made me very happy that I've been buying and cellaring M-G and other good producers, even at the "lowly" village level, for the past few years.
by Ethan Abraham
October 31st, 2019, 12:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Is there a better Halloween wine than EMH Black Cat ?
Replies: 28
Views: 1468

Re: Is there a better Halloween wine than EMH Black Cat ?

Scarecrow is another obvious choice.
by Ethan Abraham
October 29th, 2019, 8:17 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: US to impose 25% tariff on European wine, cheese, etc.
Replies: 522
Views: 28436

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



Story about a.company importing wine in bulk and bottling it here.
by Ethan Abraham
October 23rd, 2019, 12:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 12129
Views: 581801

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Yes. They went quickly!
by Ethan Abraham
October 23rd, 2019, 12:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 12129
Views: 581801

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

2005 barthod chatelots. Someone beat me to the Cras...
by Ethan Abraham
October 22nd, 2019, 10:14 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Best American cheese I have tasted.
Replies: 66
Views: 2292

Re: Best American cheese I have tasted.

D@vid Bu3ker wrote:
October 22nd, 2019, 10:10 am
Jasper Hill Farms - Harbison

Drops mic...walks off stage
That is the correct answer (not counting rush creek since you can only get it for a short period)
by Ethan Abraham
October 22nd, 2019, 4:14 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: New York City Restaurants
Replies: 2263
Views: 134628

Re: New York City Restaurants

Jardiniere got a star but not Shun, likely timing as I think jardiniere opened a month earlier.
by Ethan Abraham
October 18th, 2019, 6:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: juge hunter: astor wines edition
Replies: 15
Views: 1194

Re: juge hunter: astor wines edition

Someone paid over 400 a bottle each for 09, 10, and 14 at hdh this week.....
by Ethan Abraham
October 17th, 2019, 2:43 pm
Forum: BYO Forum - Wine at Restaurants
Topic: New York City, aka Manhattan and the boroughs BYO
Replies: 635
Views: 67265

Re: New York City, aka Manhattan and the boroughs BYO

Italliene (w 24th St) has no corkage Mondays. Anyone been?
by Ethan Abraham
October 15th, 2019, 12:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ravenswood library offer
Replies: 303
Views: 15212

Re: Ravenswood library offer

Happy to set up an offline in NY and split a few bottles that I purchased/have others bring theirs. Would have to be an odd time around the holidays, unless we pushed to Jan/Feb. I couldn’t do the holidays. Could maybe do Jan, and would happily contribute some bottles. Could be fun and also throw i...
by Ethan Abraham
October 14th, 2019, 5:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else
Replies: 1118
Views: 61837

Re: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else

A lot of those chevillons went for much cheaper in Mark's auction (the quantities don't quite match though so I don't think they are reselling those)
by Ethan Abraham
October 14th, 2019, 2:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 12129
Views: 581801

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

A bunch of Willi Schaefer back vintages. But fess up, who took all the spat #5s?
by Ethan Abraham
October 14th, 2019, 4:23 am
Forum: BYO Forum - Wine at Restaurants
Topic: Fairfield County, CT
Replies: 17
Views: 3081

Re: Fairfield County, CT

Man I started this thread a long time ago. Drank a lot of 09 Beaujolais with burgers and short ribs at Nicolas Robert. I gather that and le farm are both closed....haven't lived in CT since 2012 though I do work in greenwich occasionally.
by Ethan Abraham
October 11th, 2019, 7:29 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: New York City Restaurants
Replies: 2263
Views: 134628

Re: New York City Restaurants

Has anyone been to Reverence yet? Been open a few months and I've heard zero buzz about it.
by Ethan Abraham
October 8th, 2019, 7:24 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: US to impose 25% tariff on European wine, cheese, etc.
Replies: 522
Views: 28436

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

A 25% increase in price due to tariffs will result in a 25% increase in retail price, sometimes somewhat modified by producers and importers (but not wholesalers and retailers) tightening their belts. Wholesalers and retailers, rather than cut margins, will simply steer their customers to wines not...
by Ethan Abraham
October 7th, 2019, 11:21 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2015 Willi Schaefer Graacher Domprobst Riesling Kabinett #3
Replies: 9
Views: 554

Re: TN: 2015 Willi Schaefer Graacher Domprobst Riesling Kabinett #3

Happens all the time with German wine....
by Ethan Abraham
October 6th, 2019, 6:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2004 Willi Schaefer Graacher Domprobst Riesling Kabinett (Germany, Mosel Saar Ruwer)
Replies: 5
Views: 305

Re: TN: 2004 Willi Schaefer Graacher Domprobst Riesling Kabinett (Germany, Mosel Saar Ruwer)

D@vid Bu3ker wrote:
October 6th, 2019, 5:33 pm
FWIW, the 2015 was quite electric, if completely primary.
Ditto for. 15 spat I had a few weeks ago
by Ethan Abraham
October 5th, 2019, 1:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2006 Jacques-Frédéric Mugnier Nuits St. Georges 1er Cru Clos de la Maréchale
Replies: 9
Views: 630

Re: TN: 2006 Jacques-Frédéric Mugnier Nuits St. Georges 1er Cru Clos de la Maréchale

Doug, That is a great note. Really makes me want to try another soon. I have a couple left from a pack I bought on release...for around $60! Wish I had that chance again. Cheers. To be fair one of the few top tier burgs that really hasn't had awful inflation! Its three figures fairly regularly now,...
by Ethan Abraham
October 5th, 2019, 12:55 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2006 Jacques-Frédéric Mugnier Nuits St. Georges 1er Cru Clos de la Maréchale
Replies: 9
Views: 630

Re: TN: 2006 Jacques-Frédéric Mugnier Nuits St. Georges 1er Cru Clos de la Maréchale

Dennis Atick wrote:
October 5th, 2019, 8:36 am
Doug,
That is a great note. Really makes me want to try another soon. I have a couple left from a pack I bought on release...for around $60! Wish I had that chance again. Cheers.
To be fair one of the few top tier burgs that really hasn't had awful inflation!
by Ethan Abraham
October 4th, 2019, 3:11 pm
Forum: Wine Pimps
Topic: Arnoux-Lachaux 2017 RSV
Replies: 10
Views: 854

Re: Arnoux-Lachaux 2017 RSV

Seems like a nutty price.

Also, wrong subforum.
by Ethan Abraham
October 4th, 2019, 2:56 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ravenswood library offer
Replies: 303
Views: 15212

Re: Ravenswood library offer

JYoung wrote:
October 3rd, 2019, 7:24 pm
Ethan Abraham wrote:
October 3rd, 2019, 7:56 am
They've confirmed the timing will not be in the middle of the night!
Did this go out in an email? I got the first email, but never any follow up about a change to the timing.
I emailed Erika, She said plan is 9am Pacific. I imagine they will send something out.
by Ethan Abraham
October 3rd, 2019, 7:56 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ravenswood library offer
Replies: 303
Views: 15212

Re: Ravenswood library offer

They've confirmed the timing will not be in the middle of the night!
by Ethan Abraham
October 3rd, 2019, 6:42 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: US to impose 25% tariff on European wine, cheese, etc.
Replies: 522
Views: 28436

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

Going to be some complicated situations with the likes of Envoyer. They have multiple shipments of some champagnes and provisionally allocate them. Difficult conversation to say “well you had your wine but you didn’t pick it up, so we gave it to someone else and now you need to pay 25% more when th...
by Ethan Abraham
October 3rd, 2019, 4:18 am
Forum: BYO Forum - Wine at Restaurants
Topic: New York City, aka Manhattan and the boroughs BYO
Replies: 635
Views: 67265

Re: New York City, aka Manhattan and the boroughs BYO

Any suggestions for somewhere in Manhattan for a BYO dinner midweek with reasonable (say, $25) corkage appropriate for an Italian red wine dinner? (Besides Marta, which does fit the bill)
by Ethan Abraham
October 2nd, 2019, 4:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ravenswood library offer
Replies: 303
Views: 15212

Re: Ravenswood library offer

Given that constellation had it all marked at zero I imagine the prices will be good. This is very exciting.
by Ethan Abraham
October 2nd, 2019, 3:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: US to impose 25% tariff on European wine, cheese, etc.
Replies: 522
Views: 28436

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

D@vid Bu3ker wrote:
October 2nd, 2019, 3:50 pm
Alan Rath wrote:
October 2nd, 2019, 3:49 pm
Does anyone know how the tariffs kick in? Like wines already contracted/purchased but not shipped?
If the wines have not been accepted through US Customs prior to the date then the tariffs kick in.
So what happens to retailers that have sold millions of dollars of bordeaux futures...
by Ethan Abraham
September 29th, 2019, 12:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 12129
Views: 581801

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

In that spirit, my local nice store has a semi annual 30% off everything sale. They have a few bottles of 2014 Roumier sitting on the shelf for a while so picked up the last bottle of the 2014 Roumier Les Cras for under $300... I can't say the store is kept as cool as one would hope so will probably...
by Ethan Abraham
September 27th, 2019, 2:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 12129
Views: 581801

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Picked up some drouhin chambertin beze from the famous golodetz cellar.
by Ethan Abraham
September 26th, 2019, 1:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2008 Salon
Replies: 141
Views: 10748

Re: 2008 Salon

R@y.Tupp@+sch wrote:
September 26th, 2019, 12:58 pm
B. Buzzini wrote:
September 26th, 2019, 11:30 am
Since there will be no 2008 Krug...maybe people can justify their Krug $ going for this? [grin.gif]
Where did you hear that?
Been discussed a bit on vinous and I've seen elsewhere too. Apparently LVMH didn't want to buy the fruit in 08 in the midst of the crisis.
by Ethan Abraham
September 22nd, 2019, 12:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2019 Grosser Ring Auctions
Replies: 67
Views: 2562

Re: 2019 Grosser Ring Auctions

Russell Faulkner wrote:
September 22nd, 2019, 12:11 pm
260 I think.
Way over estimate. I guess not surprising if there was in general low excitement for 2018.
by Ethan Abraham
September 22nd, 2019, 12:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2019 Grosser Ring Auctions
Replies: 67
Views: 2562

Re: 2019 Grosser Ring Auctions

Anyone know what the schafer frohlich ba went for (17)?
by Ethan Abraham
September 21st, 2019, 10:21 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Heritage Auction - Familiar Cellar Name
Replies: 104
Views: 7258

Re: Heritage Auction - Familiar Cellar Name

Picked up a few lots yesterday at reasonable prices. Got outbid in the last day or two on all the chevillon and birthyear Bordeaux I was bidding for.
by Ethan Abraham
September 20th, 2019, 5:30 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: New York City Restaurants
Replies: 2263
Views: 134628

Re: New York City Restaurants

Sad to report Bar Uchu (not the Sushi part) has closed. I LOVED that place. So bummed. These small restaurants open with great young chefs and it works for awhile because they do not need to do much business to avoid losing money but then they realize you can never make money with an 8-12 seat rest...
by Ethan Abraham
September 12th, 2019, 5:41 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: US retailers offering German auction wines?
Replies: 29
Views: 1224

Re: US retailers offering German auction wines?

Flatiron
by Ethan Abraham
September 8th, 2019, 4:55 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Newark Airport
Replies: 41
Views: 1898

Re: Newark Airport

Picked up my wife at EWR yesterday, zero traffic around the terminals. Good luck with that at LGA!
by Ethan Abraham
September 6th, 2019, 4:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Crush Wine Progressive Sale
Replies: 11
Views: 1216

Re: Crush Wine Progressive Sale

Man the trimbach CFE didn't even have a bottle count on it and I missed....fess up who bought 2 cases? Happy with some of the other stuff though, excellent prices.

Also, true story, last year they missed my email for some reason but to make it up offered a similar wines at similar discounts.
by Ethan Abraham
September 5th, 2019, 2:20 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Newark Airport
Replies: 41
Views: 1898

Re: Newark Airport

Yes...I like Newark. Terminal C has its annoyances (not much regular seating, lots of high barstool type things...annoying with kids) but it's bright and even on Christmas and spring break weeks lines aren't too bad.
by Ethan Abraham
August 31st, 2019, 12:32 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Help me Redesign my Kitchen
Replies: 48
Views: 1624

Re: Help me Redesign my Kitchen

We have 27" double wall oven with a warming drawer which seems a good size, have never had anything not fit. We get a ton of use out of the warming drawer, though I wish it opened slightly deeper as you have to tilt a half sheet to get it in. Other things I really like in my kitchen: separate full-s...
by Ethan Abraham
August 31st, 2019, 6:38 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Another Flannery PSA
Replies: 151
Views: 8531

Re: Another Flannery PSA

Rich Salsano wrote:
August 30th, 2019, 9:50 am
Ethan Abraham wrote:
August 30th, 2019, 7:37 am
I'm going to let you all in on a secret....lamb saddle from flannery.
Just ordered a couple.......
Somehow our dinner of 4 adults and 3 little kids finished a 2.5 lb one. Salt pepper and 10-year-old rental house rosemary, olive oil, for about 1 hr on indirect heat in a 350ish grill.
by Ethan Abraham
August 30th, 2019, 7:37 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Another Flannery PSA
Replies: 151
Views: 8531

Re: Another Flannery PSA

I'm going to let you all in on a secret....lamb saddle from flannery.
by Ethan Abraham
August 26th, 2019, 4:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How do I buy from people's cellars?
Replies: 31
Views: 2287

Re: How do I buy from people's cellars?

Anton D wrote:
August 26th, 2019, 2:36 pm
Dale Bowers wrote:
August 26th, 2019, 2:34 pm
Nathan must be a hoot at parties.
I think I've been behind him on various roads and interchanges.

"The speed limit is 55 MPH, so I can drive in the left hand lane at precisely that speed. Anybody going faster is a scofflaw." [swearing.gif]
In NJ we call those people "Pennsylvania drivers"
by Ethan Abraham
August 21st, 2019, 2:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Pound eviscerated: buying opportunity in the UK
Replies: 140
Views: 8272

Re: Pound eviscerated: buying opportunity in the UK

this does not stop the merchant from charging the credit card processing fee (which can happen to be ~3%) to you So send a wire transfer when dealing with merchants who impose that fee. If you want the wine and you don't want the fee, you can do without the points. There's some downside in peace of...
by Ethan Abraham
August 21st, 2019, 6:23 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Pound eviscerated: buying opportunity in the UK
Replies: 140
Views: 8272

Re: Pound eviscerated: buying opportunity in the UK

Interesting. Maybe it's different for in person transactions? I know I've certainly done transactions at the previous night exchange rate.
by Ethan Abraham
August 21st, 2019, 4:55 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Pound eviscerated: buying opportunity in the UK
Replies: 140
Views: 8272

Re: Pound eviscerated: buying opportunity in the UK

Your card must have a 3% fx fee. Visa, MC, and Amex all use an fx rate calculated the night before that is fixed for the whole day, they use (nearly) the same rate in either direction - ie they don't charge you a spread. The issuing bank may or may not charge a 3% few. Not this also means if you hav...

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