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by Corey N.
January 18th, 2021, 9:39 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Have wine auction lots become much more scarce....?
Replies: 53
Views: 2181

Re: Have wine auction lots become much more scarce....?

The data says otherwise - buying at auction is down relative to 2019 (I don’t think Wine Bid is included in the dataset but Zachys, HDH, Acker, Sothebys, Heritage, KL, etc are). Is that price per bottle? quantity? total dollars spent? Total dollars spent. But doesn't that also depend on how many lo...
by Corey N.
January 18th, 2021, 9:17 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Have wine auction lots become much more scarce....?
Replies: 53
Views: 2181

Re: Have wine auction lots become much more scarce....?

The Covid-effect? I know I’ve bought more than normal this year. I think it's very much the Covid effect, combined with a surging stock market. People feel flush with cash and they are "treating themselves" during a stressful time. Personally, I miss buying from HdH retail even more than ...
by Corey N.
January 17th, 2021, 11:07 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: Even More Cellar Thinning!
Replies: 3
Views: 820

Re: Even More Cellar Thinning!

R. Gleiberm@n wrote: January 17th, 2021, 10:08 am California what?
I'm not Brian, but I assume wine.

Image

I'll show myself out.
by Corey N.
January 14th, 2021, 11:01 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Chicago Restaurant Thread
Replies: 839
Views: 47252

Re: Chicago Restaurant Thread

Chicago Loses Its Last Full-Time Dining Critic Sad to see Phil Vettel retiring. He didn't uncover as many unknown gems as Jonathan Gold, nor did he have the ascerbic wit of Pete Wells or Jay Rayer. Still, Vettel was a must read for many years, earnestly reporting on the local food scene. I will mis...
by Corey N.
January 12th, 2021, 2:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Howard Goldberg RIP
Replies: 7
Views: 1313

Re: Howard Goldberg RIP

What a wonderful and touching tribute. May Howard's memory be a blessing.
by Corey N.
January 11th, 2021, 10:05 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How long can you go till you buy wine in 2021?
Replies: 204
Views: 7547

Re: How long can you go till you buy wine in 2021?

David Glasser wrote: January 11th, 2021, 9:11 am Still master of my domaine.
I'm Lord of the Manor.

(until the request that I emailed earlier today is confirmed)
by Corey N.
January 6th, 2021, 9:48 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Burr Grinder Recommendation
Replies: 32
Views: 1097

Re: Burr Grinder Recommendation

Assumiing that this is for coffee and not espresso. The Baratza Encore is a very good workhorse grinder. No frills, great customer service, very reliable. They have anther model called the Virtuoso, which is a step up in quality and price. If money isn't a concern, you might want to look at the Ode,...
by Corey N.
January 6th, 2021, 9:42 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Has Anyone Been Drinking BerserkerDay Wines Lately?
Replies: 604
Views: 52706

Re: Has Anyone Been Drinking BerserkerDay Wines Lately?

2016 Briceland Vineyards Zinfandel Ishi Pishi Ranch - USA, California, North Coast, Humboldt County (12/25/2020) So this is f*ck delicious. A unique and pure expression of the grape . Years ago I read a tasting note that said that Briceland Zinfandel tasted like Zinfandel if grown in the Loire Vall...
by Corey N.
January 6th, 2021, 7:24 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How long can you go till you buy wine in 2021?
Replies: 204
Views: 7547

Re: How long can you go till you buy wine in 2021?

I've got a purchase lined up, sort of, in that I am purchasing some aged BDX from a friend. But I'm trying hard to reduce my inventory, so I'm hoping I can hold out until April.
by Corey N.
January 5th, 2021, 10:11 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: WTT: Trade Offer Accepted
Replies: 2
Views: 366

Re: WTT: Hibiki 17 and Yamazaki 12

The Yamazaki 12 is delcious stuff. Good luck with the trade.
by Corey N.
December 30th, 2020, 1:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Let's end 2020 with some fun! Controversial opinions- Burgundy is overrated.
Replies: 252
Views: 10451

Re: Let's end 2020 with some fun! Controversial opinions- Burgundy is overrated.

alan weinberg wrote: December 30th, 2020, 12:23 pm it’s like the blind men and the elephant. Depends on which part of the beast you are grabbing.
Given your background, I assume you've got the penis.
by Corey N.
December 30th, 2020, 6:42 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1997 Fattoria di Fèlsina Berardenga Chianti Classico Riserva Rancia
Replies: 5
Views: 388

Re: TN: 1997 Fattoria di Fèlsina Berardenga Chianti Classico Riserva Rancia

Lovely note, Owl.

I'm a fan of this bottling, though I've experienced a higher number of corked bottles than any other wine than I can recall. Don't know if it's bad luck or typical, but I stopped buying because of it.
by Corey N.
December 23rd, 2020, 10:33 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Bourbon Thread
Replies: 4109
Views: 234633

Re: The Bourbon Thread

Agree with all the above, but I was thinking the other day that I get much more bang for the buck out of a $75 bottle of bourbon than I do out of a similar priced wine. And even with secondary pricing the same goes for a $200 bourbon vs a typical Napa cab. That’s where I’ve been headed. Elijah Crai...
by Corey N.
December 21st, 2020, 9:04 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Need recipe for world's greatest vegetarian main dish
Replies: 23
Views: 1026

Re: Need recipe for world's greatest vegetarian main dish

Adam Noble wrote: December 21st, 2020, 8:20 am I’m partial to shakshuka. Not the best in the world, but delicious. And best wishes for Tuesday.
Unbelieveably delicious, particularly if you have a good loaf of crusty bread.

FWIW, I am partial to the Tori Avey version.
by Corey N.
December 20th, 2020, 3:01 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Need recipe for world's greatest vegetarian main dish
Replies: 23
Views: 1026

Re: Need recipe for world's greatest vegetarian main dish

On Monday night, I need to eat a vegetarian dinner AND it needs to have no pasta, potatoes, rice, beans, quinoa or other "overt" carbs. I can make a very good eggplant parm (home made sauce to limit sugar) or ratatouille, but I am looking for other alternatives to choose from. Any ideas? ...
by Corey N.
December 17th, 2020, 1:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What wine goes best with beets?
Replies: 33
Views: 1248

Re: What wine goes best with beets?

Ian S wrote: December 17th, 2020, 9:57 am
Max S. wrote: December 16th, 2020, 8:08 pm Whatever you end up going with, make sure you include bears and Battlestar Galactica too.
Please explain. [scratch.gif]
by Corey N.
December 17th, 2020, 8:31 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: '78 Magdelaine and '79 La Dominique
Replies: 11
Views: 588

Re: '78 Magdelaine and '79 La Dominique

I unexpectedly won more '78 Magdelaine on Winebid than anticipated a few months ago so I decided it was no crime to sample one bottle by myself. I decanted and started dinner. Not much on the nose but I hoped it would open up with air. And indeed it did as when I sat down to eat the scent of TCA wa...
by Corey N.
December 17th, 2020, 8:01 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2020 Wine Resolutions
Replies: 99
Views: 5780

Re: 2020 Wine Resolutions

scamhi wrote: December 17th, 2020, 5:49 am my resolution is to keep buying wines I enjoy for my husband and me and also for my 2 adult children and their husband and SO. Also, hopeful that sometime in 2021 we will get back to be able to share more with groups of friends.
Would you and Kenny consider adopting a mostly grown-up man-child?
by Corey N.
December 17th, 2020, 6:16 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Aged Eggnog
Replies: 33
Views: 1310

Re: Aged Eggnog

Chris Freemott wrote: December 16th, 2020, 6:33 am Due to this you also have the advantage of choosing your cow juice and get 'the good stuff' if you feel you can taste the difference between brands or sources.
I assume it would work fine with lactose free milk since it tastes the same as regular milk?
by Corey N.
December 15th, 2020, 8:56 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Week 3 Virtual Tasting for Charity - Wines of Oregon - D@vid Bu3ker for Dakin Humane Society - DEC9-DEC16
Replies: 268
Views: 9359

Re: Week 3 Virtual Tasting for Charity - Wines of Oregon - D@vid Bu3ker for Dakin Humane Society - DEC9-DEC16

Several months ago, I came across a tasting pack of Kramer Pinot, whereby they were highlighting the effects of whole cluster addition, starting at 0% and ratcheting up by 25% each time. Someone on the board is related to the family that makes these wines, so I figured, why not? Given the thread, I ...
by Corey N.
December 11th, 2020, 7:19 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Cocktail Thread
Replies: 720
Views: 56498

Re: The Cocktail Thread

Tran, I really mean no disrespect, but I hate your ice. Perhaps you can find some inexpensive ice molds?

Also, happy Chanukah.
by Corey N.
December 10th, 2020, 2:21 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: Sabelli-Frisch Xmas offer!
Replies: 27
Views: 1694

Re: Sabelli-Frisch Xmas offer!

Going to open a mission tonight, even if my gut tells me it's too young. Here's (well, minus the Marsanne) what you'll receive: if the wine is half as thoughtful and impressive as the packaging (these came tissue wrapped, too), then it should be good times. https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Drank/i-...
by Corey N.
December 9th, 2020, 12:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Looking for a good red wine (~$50) as a thank you gift.
Replies: 24
Views: 1597

Re: Looking for a good red wine (~$50) as a thank you gift.

Where are you ordering from? Honestly, I'd probably go with Champagne unless you know your friend doesn't like it. It's fun and festive and this is the perfect time of year for it. NV Aubry is $30ish-40 and good QPR. Also, know that shipping one bottle is usually expensive. If money is a significant...
by Corey N.
December 9th, 2020, 10:05 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Favorite inexpensive Rye?
Replies: 45
Views: 1741

Re: Favorite inexpensive Rye?

Rittenhouse Bottled in Bond. I think it's an excellent bang for the buck. Sazerac has a good flavor profile, but I prefer a higher proof in most of my cocktails (Rittenhouse is 100 v 90 for Sazerac). Plus, Sazerac is sometimes hard to finnd, while Rittenhouse is readily avalable and cheaper too. Ove...
by Corey N.
December 8th, 2020, 11:48 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: A bitters thread
Replies: 29
Views: 1038

Re: A bitters thread

But what specifically would you use for Manhattans or Old Fashions? That is where I freeze up. I see so many “craft” bitters. I do not want to buy something I won’t use. I'm exclusively Rye for Manhattans and bourbon for Old Fashioneds. I like black walnut bitters in a Manhattan as it cuts the swee...
by Corey N.
December 8th, 2020, 7:56 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Dryuary 2021
Replies: 35
Views: 1962

Re: Dryuary 2021

Kelly Walker wrote: December 8th, 2020, 7:12 am
Corey N. wrote: December 7th, 2020, 5:19 pm Isn't February typically chosen because it's the shortest month?
I have done dry February for the last 2 years. Will do so again for 2021.
I plan to join as well, with a modified schedule that allows for 2 exceptions: weekends and weekdays.
by Corey N.
December 7th, 2020, 5:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Dryuary 2021
Replies: 35
Views: 1962

Re: Dryuary 2021

Isn't February typically chosen because it's the shortest month?
by Corey N.
November 29th, 2020, 3:12 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Favorite food gifts?
Replies: 19
Views: 1463

Re: Favorite food gifts?

How do you use it? I’m asking as someone who was also gifted artisan Worcestershire sauce. Seems like it should be a finishing item, rather than an ingredient in a marinade. That’s how I use it, but I also mix my own “proprietary steak sauces” using it as the base/main ingredient. At a certain dim ...
by Corey N.
November 29th, 2020, 11:34 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Favorite food gifts?
Replies: 19
Views: 1463

Re: Favorite food gifts?

A couple years ago someone gifted me a bottle of craft/artisan Worcestershire sauce, I thought it was the dumbest thing ever. It sat in the pantry for months until I finally opened it-it was absolutely phenomenal, unlike anything I’ve ever had, an epiphany. Highly recommend seeking some for gifting...
by Corey N.
November 25th, 2020, 9:44 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Cheese course pairing help
Replies: 36
Views: 1047

Re: Cheese course pairing help

It's hard to go wrong with Champagne, although I don't think it's the best pairing. My first thought was a high acid white, possibly Gruner Vetliner.
by Corey N.
November 25th, 2020, 8:18 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Forgive me WB...for I have sinned. I'm mailing it in for Thanksgiving
Replies: 49
Views: 2102

Re: Forgive me WB...for I have sinned. I'm mailing it in for Thanksgiving

Victor Hong wrote: November 25th, 2020, 8:08 am This Christmas promises to be a big year for Chinese carry-out.
Funny, you don't look Jewish.
by Corey N.
November 25th, 2020, 6:33 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Forgive me WB...for I have sinned. I'm mailing it in for Thanksgiving
Replies: 49
Views: 2102

Re: Forgive me WB...for I have sinned. I'm mailing it in for Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving has always been a wonderful extended family affair, but this year I’m just joining my brother and his family. I am keeping some of the family spirit by providing dressing and gravy for my cousin and her family as well and yesterday was step one: making cornbread for my cornbread and Ch...
by Corey N.
November 24th, 2020, 11:43 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 12663
Views: 508192

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

Growing up in South Florida, that was a typical Cuban Sunday watching the Miami Dolphins. Some serious memories right there. Same food! The Bob Griese version, the Strock-Woodley dark years, the Dan Marino version, or all three? All of the above! And now Tua! And of course, we are losing to a 3-6 D...
by Corey N.
November 21st, 2020, 8:15 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: My 55th with Some Great Friends and Killer Wines
Replies: 87
Views: 4010

Re: My 55th with Some Great Friends and Killer Wines

Great noted, but (n)Ovid?
by Corey N.
November 19th, 2020, 11:15 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2012 Nicolas Joly Clos de la Coulée de Serrant
Replies: 15
Views: 957

Re: TN: 2012 Nicolas Joly Clos de la Coulée de Serrant

Fyi, I finished this last night and it showed a little bit more oxidation, the almond/hazelnut notes on the nose more pronounced. Either way, I found it to be just as delicious. Check this out: http://www.wineanorak.com/coulee_sixdays.htm Any idea when Goode posted those notes? I don't see a date. ...
by Corey N.
November 17th, 2020, 10:37 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Any tips on finding large lots of wine? (In particular, young ports)
Replies: 20
Views: 1281

Re: Any tips on finding large lots of wine? (In particular, young ports)

While I cannot help you find larger lots other than to suggest auctions, aged vintage Port is widely available at retail, often less than current release price. Unless you're looking to load up on a particular year or producer, I'd advise you to look around because it is relatively easy to find genu...
by Corey N.
November 17th, 2020, 9:02 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Chicago Restaurant Thread
Replies: 839
Views: 47252

Re: Chicago Restaurant Thread

He's not closed. He's been open for months (I *think* he closed briefly early on). While 467 might be an exaggeration, he's intimately involved in running the restaurant (and all of the various details therein) as well as the cooking. With Covid, I know that he's very focused on taking care of his ...
by Corey N.
November 16th, 2020, 8:18 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Chicago Restaurant Thread
Replies: 839
Views: 47252

Re: Chicago Restaurant Thread

George Hejna wrote: November 16th, 2020, 3:08 pm
Sorry I didn't know he was doing carry out. Have you had it?

George
He was doing dine in and patio until he couldn’t. I haven’t had the carry out; I’ve dined in.
by Corey N.
November 16th, 2020, 9:15 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Chicago Restaurant Thread
Replies: 839
Views: 47252

Re: Chicago Restaurant Thread

Corey - I know you are close with him and I mean this with all due respect but what 467 other things does he have on his plate? He is closed. This time really, really sucks for restaurants. I do my best to support but it is not even close to being enough. I hate to say it but it may be adapt or clo...
by Corey N.
November 10th, 2020, 3:16 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Chicago Restaurant Thread
Replies: 839
Views: 47252

Re: Chicago Restaurant Thread

I'm friends with the chef of the George Trois restaurant group. In a nutshell, he said that if he doesn't stay open, he's going to have to close permanently. The restaurant business is already quite brutal; I worry about him every day. I saw a post of his from today, I think, that said stop nibblin...
by Corey N.
November 10th, 2020, 1:34 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Chicago Restaurant Thread
Replies: 839
Views: 47252

Re: Chicago Restaurant Thread

I'm friends with the chef of the George Trois restaurant group. In a nutshell, he said that if he doesn't stay open, he's going to have to close permanently. The restaurant business is already quite brutal; I worry about him every day.
by Corey N.
November 8th, 2020, 6:27 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Chicago Restaurant Thread
Replies: 839
Views: 47252

Re: Chicago Restaurant Thread

We did Ever last night. Short rib was the main course. Everything tasted good, it was easy to hear (30m), and it was packed well, but I would be unlikely to repeat.
by Corey N.
November 7th, 2020, 3:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Champagne are you popping tonight?
Replies: 66
Views: 2224

Re: What Champagne are you popping tonight?

Suenen Oiry BdB.
by Corey N.
November 6th, 2020, 7:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Briceland on sale at Casemates 11/6
Replies: 2
Views: 384

Re: Briceland on sale at Casemates 11/6

Doug Sher wrote: November 6th, 2020, 3:33 pm Thank you very much for letting me know about this. Corey Novick gave me a bottle last year and it was excellent. While I don't generally buy any wines made in the USA, I scored a case of this. Next I will ahve to tee up some Goodfellow.
I have some Goodfellow at EBS if you're interested.
by Corey N.
November 6th, 2020, 11:14 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What de Négoce wine are you drinking tonight?
Replies: 742
Views: 74697

Re: What de Négoce wine are you drinking tonight?

MatthewT wrote: November 6th, 2020, 10:35 am The shade is not necessary. Post all your reviews all day long. Nobody is stopping anyone from saying bad things about dN wine!
Whether intentionally or not, you act as a gatekeeper of sorts. That you would feel the need to comment only serves to reinforce my perceptions. YMMV.
by Corey N.
November 6th, 2020, 8:27 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What de Négoce wine are you drinking tonight?
Replies: 742
Views: 74697

Re: What de Négoce wine are you drinking tonight?

Tough CT note on N.42, which was Cam's "favorite Cabernet release to date (certainly top 3)". Anyone else tried it? That was my review. I was debating about whether to post it here and decided against it because the other DN thread is a bit over the top for my liking. Without pointing fin...
by Corey N.
November 4th, 2020, 7:37 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 8071
Views: 565565

Re: de Negoce offer

How is Cameron Hughes wine his older namesake company? Do they ever do deeper sales or promos? Would want to do a very mixed case probably. I don't drink a lot of California bc I feel the value proposition often isn't good but his model kinda brings it to a nice cost level for me. I haven't purchas...
by Corey N.
October 27th, 2020, 2:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 3x 2019 Falkenstein Kabinetts
Replies: 28
Views: 1443

Re: 3x 2019 Falkenstein Kabinetts

I really have not seen many comments that Falkenstein "need" to age. Hard to tell, there was certainly some chatter here about them since maybe 2013 though on CT there's really not much entered before 2014s. Anyone have much experience with opening older ones? I've asked the same question...
by Corey N.
October 27th, 2020, 9:53 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 3x 2019 Falkenstein Kabinetts
Replies: 28
Views: 1443

Re: 3x 2019 Falkenstein Kabinetts

2019 Niedermenniger Herrenberg Riesling Kabinett Trocken “Egon” #19 . Fresh tart apple and grapefruit nose over a bone dry palate. Good intensity of tart tart apple, grapefruit, lemon in the mouth with a solid acid splash leading to a long, tingly finish. Hint of effervescence. Very nice dry Riesli...

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