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by Marshall Gelb
May 31st, 2009, 4:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The wine biz PP (Pre Parker)
Replies: 30
Views: 1429

Re: The wine biz PP (Pre Parker)

I really did not get into wine until I moved from New York to California in 1978....My first trip to Napa was orchestrated by my soon to be wife who was actually into wine long before she met me. [drinks.gif] I was so smitten that I soon had a part time ITB job for a great wine shop in Santa Monica ...
by Marshall Gelb
May 31st, 2009, 5:35 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Greece, Travel Recommendations
Replies: 14
Views: 1035

Re: Greece, Travel Recommendations

Hey all; Keep the info coming! We are trying our first cruise in October and it ends in Athens. We will be spending a few days there before heading home.

Otto; Do you remember the name of the hotel?


Cheers!
Marshall [dance2.gif]
by Marshall Gelb
May 31st, 2009, 5:27 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Truffle honey
Replies: 8
Views: 407

Re: Truffle honey

Jeff Pf0h1 wrote:It is amazing stuff. Drizzled over cheese, I like using it on harder Italian cheeses for instance. Also it makes a nice finishing glaze for chicken.

We absolutely love it drizzled over burratta. [friends.gif]


Cheers!
Marshall [cheers.gif]
by Marshall Gelb
May 31st, 2009, 5:09 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1982 Mouton Rothschild
Replies: 11
Views: 539

Re: TN: 1982 Mouton Rothschild

Rob; That is a beautiful, thoughtful and poetic post.........I see no reason whatsoever that it should be deleted from any board. In a response to your original post another poster mentioned something along the lines of..."I wish this board would go back to discussing wine" (I am paraphrasing). I co...
by Marshall Gelb
May 18th, 2009, 10:03 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Seafood Fest at Father Saxon's
Replies: 45
Views: 1270

Re: Seafood Fest at Father Saxon's

Those pictures and the whole scene just seems awesome....you guys really know how to do it up right! I have simply got to get up there! Cheers! Marshall [cheers.gif] Marshall, You definitely need to get you and your brother up here asap! Phil; We would love to!! Where do you see yourself in the nea...
by Marshall Gelb
May 17th, 2009, 10:08 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Seafood Fest at Father Saxon's
Replies: 45
Views: 1270

Re: Seafood Fest at Father Saxon's

Those pictures and the whole scene just seems awesome....you guys really know how to do it up right!
I have simply got to get up there!

Cheers!
Marshall [cheers.gif]
by Marshall Gelb
May 15th, 2009, 9:41 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Condrieu
Replies: 26
Views: 732

Re: Condrieu

Sarah, Try a Francios Villard, or a Gorges Vernay. They are consistent, classic(yet more modern styled) examples. Rene Rostaing makes Viognier in a more steely, mineral style. If you are in the lower alc., no oak camp, try an Andre Perret . Very clean, crisp and minerally. Opened a 2006 Andre Perre...
by Marshall Gelb
May 10th, 2009, 7:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which California Cali Cab vintage do you prefer? 96 or 97
Replies: 23
Views: 550

Re: Which California Cali Cab vintage do you prefer? 96 or 97

Last night for a pre-Mother's Day dinner we opened the [drinkers.gif] 1996 and 1997 Araujo "Eisele." FWIW, the Eisele vineyard has been Diana's favorite vineyard since the 1971 Ridge "Eisele." It was served with a mesquite grilled prime rib. Upon opening (and decanting) both, the '96 immediately sto...
by Marshall Gelb
April 18th, 2009, 4:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Alsatians at Bazaar
Replies: 7
Views: 383

Re: Alsatians at Bazaar

Did anyone get any of the cool looking cocktails? Charlie; I tried a "magic mojito" prior to dinner.....Cotton candy and all! [wow.gif] Although, a "bit" gimmicky, it was an excellent cocktail....Diana had an interesting drink featuring "heart of lime"; [friends.gif] also quite good but I don't rem...
by Marshall Gelb
April 13th, 2009, 7:17 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Planning a trip to New Orleans...first time post Katrina
Replies: 64
Views: 5945

Re: Planning a trip to New Orleans...first time post Katrina

Melissa; The people of New Orleans and Louisiana were the highlight [give_heart.gif] They were genuinely warm and helpful and just seemed glad to have people returning to visit. New Orleans is certainly on its' way back but more work still needs to be done. If you are spending a good amount of time ...
by Marshall Gelb
April 12th, 2009, 8:53 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Planning a trip to New Orleans...first time post Katrina
Replies: 64
Views: 5945

Re: Planning a trip to New Orleans...first time post Katrina

Everyone; Thank you for all your suggestions....we [drinks.gif] had a marvelous time. It would take forever to go through our itinerary but suffice it to say New Orleans deserves your support. The people were wonderful, the food marvelous and the overall vibe...Improving! My advice is also to rent a...
by Marshall Gelb
March 23rd, 2009, 5:44 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Planning a trip to New Orleans...first time post Katrina
Replies: 64
Views: 5945

Re: Planning a trip to New Orleans...first time post Katrina

Thanks all!! [drinks.gif] Just printed out the entire thread and off we go! [dance2.gif]
There will be some kind of report when we get home! [friends.gif]


Cheers!
Marshall [cheers.gif]
by Marshall Gelb
March 21st, 2009, 12:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Family Winemakers highlights - Pasadena march 17th.
Replies: 6
Views: 434

Re: Family Winemakers highlights - Pasadena march 17th.

Thanks for all the notes; sorry I did not get there this year. My kid was there pouring for Sarah's Vineyard and wandering around. Did anybody try those wines? [shrug.gif] I have heard "mixed" comments although hopefully, her friend, the new winemaker will improve things. I used to drink the chards ...
by Marshall Gelb
March 18th, 2009, 4:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Be aware that 06 Maybach is available for sale
Replies: 39
Views: 861

Re: Be aware that 06 Maybach is available for sale

On that part you are correct. And for not double checking before posting it, I apologize. I made it totally off the cuff and did not mean to make anyone's life more difficult because of it. But you are not correct when you just said that I have "something against TRB or Maybach." If anything, the l...
by Marshall Gelb
March 13th, 2009, 6:21 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Planning a trip to New Orleans...first time post Katrina
Replies: 64
Views: 5945

Re: Planning a trip to New Orleans...first time post Katrina

hit Royal House Oyster Bar on Royal & St Louis this afternoon. wonderful oysters, had a great raw dozen. not a zoo like Acme, Felix or Desire so a welcome alternative. horrific wine list though, had a Stella. off to check out WINO. Glenn; Thanks for that tip...........please tell me more of your re...
by Marshall Gelb
March 11th, 2009, 4:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TNs: 3 Unable to wrap my head around anymore: Diamond Creek
Replies: 16
Views: 600

Re: TNs: 3 Unable to wrap my head around anymore: Diamond Creek

I don't know what really happened at Diamond Creek...they used to be among the finest cabernets produced in California. The '78s were absolutely stunning and still very alive. The last vintage I purchased was the 1985's and they are variable....the last great vintage, IMNSHO, was 1984. Cheers! Marsh...
by Marshall Gelb
March 3rd, 2009, 10:41 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Ad Hoc Los Angeles Offline - Monday March 2, 7pm
Replies: 34
Views: 1930

Re: Ad Hoc Los Angeles Offline - Monday March 2, 7pm

Glad you guys made the most of a difficult situation!!


Cheers!
Marshall [cheers.gif]
by Marshall Gelb
March 2nd, 2009, 4:37 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Ad Hoc Los Angeles Offline - Monday March 2, 7pm
Replies: 34
Views: 1930

Re: Ad Hoc Los Angeles Offline - Monday March 2, 7pm

Believe it or not, my tickets from Slow Food actually did arrive in today's mail.
What a fiasco this turned into.........I feel sorry for the producers but even if they do a "trade tasting",
I cannot imagine that the wines will show well. [blackeye.gif]


Marshall [cheers.gif]
by Marshall Gelb
March 2nd, 2009, 12:36 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Ad Hoc Los Angeles Offline - Monday March 2, 7pm
Replies: 34
Views: 1930

Re: Ad Hoc Los Angeles Offline - Monday March 2, 7pm

I am in the same boat........I received an e-mail from Slow Food saying I was getting tickets but nothing yet.
I had written it off. If by some miracle, [beg.gif] the tix show in today's mail, then we will drive up.

Cheers!
Marshall [cheers.gif]
by Marshall Gelb
March 1st, 2009, 9:16 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What type of wines in your cellar?
Replies: 51
Views: 1941

Re: What type of wines in your cellar?

As of today....86.57 Red
13.39 White
and [diablo.gif] 0.4 Rose! [wow.gif]

Cheers!
Marshall [1974_eating_popcorn.gif]
by Marshall Gelb
February 28th, 2009, 8:26 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Planning a trip to New Orleans...first time post Katrina
Replies: 64
Views: 5945

Re: Planning a trip to New Orleans...first time post Katrina

L Goldsmith wrote:Marshall, I can put you in touch with some of my Cajun friends. They are a bit on the crazy side but are usually my Cajun country tour guides.

Leslie....You still out there? [shrug.gif] [help.gif]


Cheers!
Marshall [whistle2.gif]
by Marshall Gelb
February 26th, 2009, 5:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1994 Spottswoode Estate Cab Sauv
Replies: 5
Views: 290

Re: TN: 1994 Spottswoode Estate Cab Sauv

Spottswoode is probably one of, if not the, most consistent cabernet producer in California. I have been buying and cellaring their wines since the inaugural vintage of 1982. They do an outstanding job, even in so-called "off vintages." We opened a bottle of 2000 last night and it showed very well w...
by Marshall Gelb
February 15th, 2009, 11:32 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Planning a trip to New Orleans...first time post Katrina
Replies: 64
Views: 5945

Re: Planning a trip to New Orleans...first time post Katrina

Jeff; Thanks! Keep 'em coming! [help.gif]

Great to hear about Stella...I am still on the fence re: August.


Cheers!
Marshall [cheers.gif]
by Marshall Gelb
February 13th, 2009, 9:31 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wines too good to post notes?
Replies: 28
Views: 1161

Re: Wines too good to post notes?

I have never been a particularly good TN writer...I usually use impressions, maturity and food matching for my notes. I simply do not have the ability to write the flowery notes that others do. Luckily, FWIW, I belong to tasting groups with excellent writers and I can simply "add on" to their tomes....
by Marshall Gelb
February 11th, 2009, 11:27 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Osso buco - from pan to piehole
Replies: 9
Views: 584

Re: Osso buco - from pan to piehole

John; Those are awesome. [notworthy.gif] ..........did you learn that from your days in the Bronx! [dance2.gif]

Cheers!
Marshall [cheers.gif]
by Marshall Gelb
February 11th, 2009, 11:19 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2004 Kosta-Browne Pinot Noir, Sonoma Coast
Replies: 13
Views: 801

Re: TN: 2004 Kosta-Browne Pinot Noir, Sonoma Coast

Jason; I usually like to age pinot noirs....domestic as well as French. However, I also buy, drink and enjoy certain styles which need to be drunk earlier. Naturally, "earlier" is a relative term. I am finding the KB SVDs to be best around 4+ years from vintage. I have opened and enjoyed both the 2...
by Marshall Gelb
February 11th, 2009, 8:13 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2004 Kosta-Browne Pinot Noir, Sonoma Coast
Replies: 13
Views: 801

Re: TN: 2004 Kosta-Browne Pinot Noir, Sonoma Coast

Thanks for the note. Still have a few of these that I am waiting for the appropriate night ... and company ... to open. I go with the drink young and enjoy crowd. I know another wine that turned into vodka was the 04 Cohn (maybe it was the 03 ... looking through my notes). Jason Jason; I usually li...
by Marshall Gelb
February 9th, 2009, 11:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Has anyone tasted the 07 Williams Selyem Pinots?
Replies: 6
Views: 450

Re: Has anyone tasted the 07 Williams Selyem Pinots?

David; That is a relatively small allocation and you should probably take the 6 to give you feel for the WS style. If you are looking to cut a bit....I am not a fan of their Central Coast cuvees. Williams-Selyem shines in the RRV and Sonoma areas. Hopefully, you will receive a small allocation for t...
by Marshall Gelb
February 9th, 2009, 2:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Has anyone tasted the 07 Williams Selyem Pinots?
Replies: 6
Views: 450

Re: Has anyone tasted the 07 Williams Selyem Pinots?

David P Sawyer wrote:I'm trying to figure out what to buy and need a little guidance.

David; I have already sent in my order. What were you offered and I will try to help you.



Cheers!
Marshall
by Marshall Gelb
February 7th, 2009, 1:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Excited about my wine shipment today!
Replies: 18
Views: 984

Re: Excited about my wine shipment today!

I actually just picked-up a pristine 1980 Inglenook Limited Cask Reserve Selection from Wine Bid. I was really amazed by the condition of the bottle - looks like it was just released. That bottle will be opened with several other bottles of the same vintage next year on my 30th! Or you could simply...
by Marshall Gelb
February 7th, 2009, 1:28 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Planning a trip to New Orleans...first time post Katrina
Replies: 64
Views: 5945

Re: Planning a trip to New Orleans...first time post Katrina

Leslie; That would be awesome........In the past we have done an airboat bayou tour and twice we have gone with "Chacahoula" tours. I am not sure if Chacahoula is still in business but I will find out. I would be thrilled to meet any Cajun friends of yours. [notworthy.gif] Cheers! Marshall [cheers.g...
by Marshall Gelb
February 6th, 2009, 9:33 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Recommendations for winery visits in Santa Barbara area?
Replies: 17
Views: 1003

Re: Recommendations for winery visits in Santa Barbara area?

John, Thanks for the props - much appreciated! You're welcome. Sorry I spelled your name wrong. I guess I was thinking of the beer! Anyway, that won't happen again. JT John; Only you would remember Schaefer beer! After all it is the "one beer to have when you are having more than one." Then again, ...
by Marshall Gelb
February 6th, 2009, 9:22 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Planning a trip to New Orleans...first time post Katrina
Replies: 64
Views: 5945

Re: Planning a trip to New Orleans...first time post Katrina

Just to add a bit....Is anyone familiar with possible day trips originating in NO. I think we [drinkers.gif] would like to rent a car for a day or two and head into Cajun Country...maybe to Avery Island to see the tabasco [diablo.gif] process. Anyone with restaurant/food tips beyond New Orleans itse...
by Marshall Gelb
February 5th, 2009, 2:59 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Whole Hog Night at Oliveto in Oakland....YEE HAW!
Replies: 9
Views: 631

Re: Whole Hog Night at Oliveto in Oakland....YEE HAW!

Tony; I love to hear about the theme dinners at Oliveto....next year we all do the truffle night!


Cheers!
Marshall [cheers.gif]
by Marshall Gelb
February 5th, 2009, 2:50 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Planning a trip to New Orleans...first time post Katrina
Replies: 64
Views: 5945

Re: Planning a trip to New Orleans...first time post Katrina

I can second Restaurant August. We were there last March and it was fantastic. 2007 Zagat guide rated it #1 for food. We also had a great brunch at Antoine's (and they gave us a tour as well). FYI-the spa at the Ritz is worth visiting if you want a massage and some R and R. I think Marshall is more...
by Marshall Gelb
February 4th, 2009, 4:39 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Planning a trip to New Orleans...first time post Katrina
Replies: 64
Views: 5945

Re: Planning a trip to New Orleans...first time post Katrina

Thanks Glenn...that is high on our list!


Cheers!
Marshall
by Marshall Gelb
February 4th, 2009, 4:35 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Planning a trip to New Orleans...first time post Katrina
Replies: 64
Views: 5945

Planning a trip to New Orleans...first time post Katrina

We are heading to New Orleans with friends [drinkers.gif] for our anniversary in late March. Our first time since 2001;
Any food suggestions? [help.gif]

Thanks in advance!

Cheers!
Marshall [cheers.gif]
by Marshall Gelb
February 4th, 2009, 10:34 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 1990 La Chapelle, REALLY?
Replies: 23
Views: 1133

Re: 1990 La Chapelle, REALLY?

Thank you both!!! Always good to have multiple points of view! [imnewhere.gif]



Cheers!
Marshall [cheers.gif]
by Marshall Gelb
February 4th, 2009, 9:32 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 1990 La Chapelle, REALLY?
Replies: 23
Views: 1133

Re: 1990 La Chapelle, REALLY?

Jeff; Our group did a syrah tasting last month which featured both the 1990 Chave and the La Chapelle. Although, on this night the Chave was more ready (and a strong contender for WOTN).....the La Chapelle also showed very well but in need of more time. Although, it was not at its peak, it was still...

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