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by Marshall Gelb
October 6th, 2017, 9:33 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Do You Buy Bordeaux?
Replies: 207
Views: 8295

Do You Buy Bordeaux?

I think that in order to be a really valid poll age needs to be considered . I have been on this board for quite a long time and no longer post as often as I did in the past. Lately, I have noticed quite a few new participants and that is a good thing. Nonetheless, Bordeaux is a wine that (usually)...
by Marshall Gelb
October 4th, 2017, 5:55 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Merlot, post Sideways
Replies: 87
Views: 5854

Merlot, post Sideways

Merlot is the standout at the winery I pour at (Murrieta's Well) in Livermore. Hillside gravel with clay (sachau vineyard). Not a high alcohol fruitbomb. Robbie Meyer's first full vintage of it (2015) is coming out this month. Merlot seems to do quite well in Livermore. An interesting wine and wine...
by Marshall Gelb
October 4th, 2017, 9:14 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Mount Etna Trip Report
Replies: 25
Views: 1754

Mount Etna Trip Report

Amazing write up and post! Thanks for taking all that time to create that report!

Cheers!
Marshall
by Marshall Gelb
October 2nd, 2017, 11:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Merlot, post Sideways
Replies: 87
Views: 5854

Merlot, post Sideways

Merlot is the standout at the winery I pour at (Murrieta's Well) in Livermore. Hillside gravel with clay (sachau vineyard). Not a high alcohol fruitbomb. Robbie Meyer's first full vintage of it (2015) is coming out this month. Merlot seems to do quite well in Livermore. An interesting wine and wine...
by Marshall Gelb
October 2nd, 2017, 11:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: New Napa Cab Projects
Replies: 55
Views: 6616

New Napa Cab Projects

I am not enamored of all the super expensive new wines that will be coming out. Most of these seem to be vanity projects and I doubt the owners will make money no matter what the price. It then becomes simple economics for consumers. If you have the money and the wine appeals to you....buy it. If yo...
by Marshall Gelb
October 2nd, 2017, 8:56 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: FINAL DETAILS POSTED (see Post #100)...Rhys Offline @ My OC Place--Saturday, 9/30 @ 2PM
Replies: 116
Views: 6903

FINAL DETAILS POSTED (see Post #100)...Rhys Offline @ My OC Place--Saturday, 9/30 @ 2PM

Frank: Sorry we couldn't make this one. Bryan: Thank you for the notes...very informative. Hopefully others posted somewhere as well. Frank...CT?

Cheers!
Marshall [berserker.gif]
by Marshall Gelb
October 2nd, 2017, 8:51 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Vancouver
Replies: 19
Views: 1522

Vancouver

Marshall. I would say every restaurant in Vancouver welcome children. Tempranillo has a lot of bar stools, so that may be sketchy. Otherwise yes, bring your own coloring books and gameboys. Thanks David. The kids aren't the most adventurous (yet), but they have to at least "try" things. Otherwise, ...
by Marshall Gelb
October 2nd, 2017, 8:44 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Eating and Drinking in Los Angeles
Replies: 1202
Views: 69492

Eating and Drinking in Los Angeles

Spot prawns in an un-gentrified area of DTLA sounds like one should feel extra guilt in eating them there. With every tortellini a person on the edge moves one step closer to displacement. Definitely want to try the place and have heard they have no attitude about corkage which wasn't always the ca...
by Marshall Gelb
October 2nd, 2017, 8:31 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Recent New Orleans Eats
Replies: 134
Views: 11030

Recent New Orleans Eats

As usual Marshall is spot on. Been away from the board and our hometown but going in November. Toups is outstanding ! Compere was really good when it first opened and will probably give it another shot. Seaworthy looks great and will probably be a good lunch spot before some of the big dinners. Lai...
by Marshall Gelb
September 26th, 2017, 6:40 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Eating and Drinking in Los Angeles
Replies: 1202
Views: 69492

Eating and Drinking in Los Angeles

Spot prawns in an un-gentrified area of DTLA sounds like one should feel extra guilt in eating them there. With every tortellini a person on the edge moves one step closer to displacement. Definitely want to try the place and have heard they have no attitude about corkage which wasn't always the ca...
by Marshall Gelb
September 26th, 2017, 6:36 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Vancouver
Replies: 19
Views: 1522

Vancouver

There are some ok places listed in those links but the truly interesting places in Vancouver rarely get much publicity. The rents in the city core have gotten so insane, chef owned places are now in the less desirable areas. A good example are: Tempranillo. A new Spanish tapas joint with excellent ...
by Marshall Gelb
September 26th, 2017, 6:28 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days
Replies: 1817
Views: 116340

Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days

I believe Envoyer's service and offerings are beyond reproach. On occasion things sell out but that is all part of the game. Some items are simply limited and "you can't always get what you want." I am on the most "everything list" and recently purchased both the Godme and Lenoble Rose. champagne.gi...
by Marshall Gelb
September 22nd, 2017, 8:11 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Getting dumped by Cabot
Replies: 36
Views: 5075

Getting dumped by Cabot

John: Very sorry to hear about the smoke taint...some of those FB pictures were terrifying! Also very glad to hear that the Petrolia fruit was in good shape. Looking forward to the whites and trying the Elk Prairie again.....it was very primary but seemed to have great fruit and lots of potential. C...
by Marshall Gelb
September 22nd, 2017, 8:01 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2001 Maume Mazis Chambertin
Replies: 36
Views: 2129

TN: 2001 Maume Mazis Chambertin

Bought a case of the 1980 as an anniversary wine. Still have one left for next March.....hoping for the best!


Cheers!
Marshall [cheers.gif]
by Marshall Gelb
September 22nd, 2017, 7:55 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: LA Loves Alex's Lemonade 9-9-17 at UCLA
Replies: 2
Views: 511

LA Loves Alex's Lemonade 9-9-17 at UCLA

Awesome event! Hoping to attend next year.

Cheers!
Marshall
by Marshall Gelb
September 21st, 2017, 2:12 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Recent New Orleans Eats
Replies: 134
Views: 11030

Recent New Orleans Eats

thanks, Marshall. Is corkage generally allowed in NOLA restaurants, or case by case? Caribbean Room it is, looks great. And where's some great music--blues preferred? Thanks. Alan: As far as I remember , all the John Besh restaurants allow corkage. This was the first time that we did not bring any ...
by Marshall Gelb
September 20th, 2017, 8:22 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Eating and Drinking in Los Angeles
Replies: 1202
Views: 69492

Eating and Drinking in Los Angeles

Check out Rogue, the new tasting menu place by Dave Beran (ex Next, Alinea) I didn't think Dave was still doing the cooking for Wolfgang at The Rogue Experience. a Dave's new place Dialogue in Santa Monica is supposed to open in September. Sorry, near-senior moment. I got the names Rogue and Dialog...
by Marshall Gelb
September 20th, 2017, 7:51 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Recent New Orleans Eats
Replies: 134
Views: 11030

Recent New Orleans Eats

thanks, Marshall. Is corkage generally allowed in NOLA restaurants, or case by case? Caribbean Room it is, looks great. And where's some great music--blues preferred? Thanks. Alan: As far as I remember , all the John Besh restaurants allow corkage. This was the first time that we did not bring any ...
by Marshall Gelb
September 19th, 2017, 6:59 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: TICKETS: "Farm-to-Table" Pig Roast - Santa Ynez BerserkerFest! SOLD OUT
Replies: 104
Views: 11164

TICKETS: "Farm-to-Table" Pig Roast - Santa Ynez BerserkerFest! SOLD OUT

[welldone.gif] Just finally viewed these! Nice job Bruce! Quite the weekend!



Cheers!
Marshall [berserker.gif]
by Marshall Gelb
September 19th, 2017, 6:45 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Recent New Orleans Eats
Replies: 134
Views: 11030

Recent New Orleans Eats

Alan: Brigtsen's continues to fly under the radar and is very good. However, it is very "old school" and the dishes are quite heavy. Nonetheless, a great New Orleans experience. We were down there recently and tried a couple of newer places that we really enjoyed. The redone "Caribbean Room" and "To...
by Marshall Gelb
September 19th, 2017, 6:29 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Do You Buy Bordeaux?
Replies: 207
Views: 8295

Do You Buy Bordeaux?

I think that in order to be a really valid poll age needs to be considered . I have been on this board for quite a long time and no longer post as often as I did in the past. Lately, I have noticed quite a few new participants and that is a good thing. Nonetheless, Bordeaux is a wine that (usually) ...
by Marshall Gelb
September 18th, 2017, 1:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: PSA: Gabriel Gold Wine Ex
Replies: 81
Views: 5099

PSA: Gabriel Gold Wine Ex

Have not needed to purchase any more since Berserker day.....If and when I need (or want) more, I will certainly purchase from Chris.

Cheers!
Marshall [berserker.gif]
by Marshall Gelb
September 18th, 2017, 1:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Do You Buy Bordeaux?
Replies: 207
Views: 8295

Do You Buy Bordeaux?

Basically have stopped buying as I have a decent amount of mature wines and I am definitely getting up there in years! [winner.gif]

Cheers!
Marshall [cheers.gif]
by Marshall Gelb
September 15th, 2017, 3:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days
Replies: 1817
Views: 116340

Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days

We buy virtually all our Champagne from Greg at Envoyer. I am not a huge Champagne drinker but the stuff does wonders for our marriage champagne.gif especially considering all the other wines I still buy!

Cheers!
Marshall [cheers.gif]
by Marshall Gelb
July 11th, 2017, 12:57 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Berserkerfest SOCAL: Chinese food and wine in the San Gabriel Valley JULY 29 (MENU UPDATE)
Replies: 164
Views: 8050

Berserkerfest SOCAL: Chinese food and wine in the San Gabriel Valley JULY 29 (PLEASE CONFIRM)

Charlie: I might have missed it in earlier post..... Do we have a start time yet?

Thanks!
Marshall
by Marshall Gelb
June 18th, 2017, 9:45 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TNs: "The Stonekings Take Over Rosso" and other HVS offline stories
Replies: 6
Views: 354

TNs: "The Stonekings Take Over Rosso" and other HVS offline stories

;) Looks like a great event! Maybe next year.Always have a good time when Mike & Dana are around!

Cheers!
Marshall
by Marshall Gelb
June 11th, 2017, 9:30 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: FINAL DETAILS POSTED (see Post #100)...Rhys Offline @ My OC Place--Saturday, 9/30 @ 2PM
Replies: 116
Views: 6903

Rhys--It's Time To Explore The Body Of Work Again

Also interested...date dependent.

Cheers!
Marshall [berserker.gif]
by Marshall Gelb
May 28th, 2017, 10:28 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Has Anyone Been Drinking BerserkerDay Wines Lately?
Replies: 596
Views: 50715

Has Anyone Been Drinking BerserkerDay Wines Lately?

Finished my last couple of bottles from the Veleta 2005/2010 Cab six pack and the 2006/2008/2009 Tempranillo six pack. Really enjoyed all of them. Well-made, distinctive wines with some age already on them for < $18/bottle, shipped? Hell yeah! Plus, all 24 bottles from both cases (from BD VII and B...
by Marshall Gelb
May 28th, 2017, 10:10 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Rhys, 2008-2010
Replies: 104
Views: 5869

Rhys, 2008-2010

If you want to see what he really scores the wines, click the link at the top of the page that takes you to his cellar tracker notes. If I owned wines that scored this low and cost this much, I would be selling them to whoever would take them. Haha. You are making Adrian's point re: scores. Then do...
by Marshall Gelb
April 28th, 2017, 10:26 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Summer Trip - Amsterdam, Israel, Petra
Replies: 20
Views: 1244

Summer Trip - Amsterdam, Israel, Petra

Mike:In Amsterdam,make sure you talk to your hotel about purchasing a"museum card." It saves you a lot of money and time on line.

Cheers!
Marshall
by Marshall Gelb
April 28th, 2017, 10:20 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Need restaurant rec's in Victoria, BC
Replies: 2
Views: 275

Need restaurant rec's in Victoria, BC

Andy: Not a "true restaurant" but "Red fish, Blue fish" for awesome fish and chips right near the docks. Maybe you have time for lunch.

Cheers!
Marshall
by Marshall Gelb
April 17th, 2017, 3:45 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Best Credit Card for Travel and Lounge Access
Replies: 17
Views: 1627

Best Credit Card for Travel and Lounge Access

Thank you very much! Need to look into that card.
Cheers!
Marshall
by Marshall Gelb
April 8th, 2017, 2:56 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Best Credit Card for Travel and Lounge Access
Replies: 17
Views: 1627

Best Credit Card for Travel and Lounge Access

Domestic Lounge access is very limited now. Amex Platinum lets 1 person per card in to the delta lounge. They also have centurion lounges at some airports in the US. DFW, LAS, LGA, IAH, SFO, MIA, SEA coming to PHL. The Centurion lounges are great I have had very little success with the Priority Pas...
by Marshall Gelb
April 8th, 2017, 2:52 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Galapagos?
Replies: 17
Views: 1324

Galapagos?

One of the best trips I've ever been on. We did Celebrity, which is one of the two "big" ships. Nat'l Geographic runs the other, both just under 100 passengers. Gives a little more room in the cabins and a little more in the way of food options than the small boats, but it is nothing like a traditi...
by Marshall Gelb
April 8th, 2017, 2:45 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Lima help, please.....
Replies: 16
Views: 1295

Lima help, please.....

I was in Lima in November 2015, staying in the Miraflores district. We walked around a lot and never felt unsafe. Had great dinners at Maido and Central, but was greatly disappointed with Astrid y Gaston. Todd: Lester was traveling with Diana and me. We had a great time in Cuzco and amazing food in...
by Marshall Gelb
April 6th, 2017, 3:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Rest in Peace Hank Gillespie
Replies: 107
Views: 5663

Rest in Peace Hank Gillespie

RIP Hank; I never got to meet him but always heard nothing but wonderful things about him. Deepest condolences to the family.
by Marshall Gelb
March 31st, 2017, 4:08 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Galapagos?
Replies: 17
Views: 1324

Galapagos?

c fu wrote:okay cool. Will look into the cruises :). Flights are pricey. Ugh.


Look into COPA......we flew them to Quito and home from Lima. Very enjoyable flights.

Cheers!
Marshall [cheers.gif]
by Marshall Gelb
March 20th, 2017, 11:17 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Any "NEW" New Orleans dining experiences?
Replies: 34
Views: 2961

Any "NEW" New Orleans dining experiences?

Thanks all....made a few rezzies combining some old and some new plus left some time open. I will get back with a few impressions. One restaurant I am curious about is Brigtsen's ......we have loved it in the past but it seems to get little play on this board. Anyone with an opinion or experience? I...
by Marshall Gelb
March 14th, 2017, 10:49 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2015 Myriad Crane/Elysian
Replies: 63
Views: 4395

2015 Myriad Crane/Elysian

A 97pt Napa Cab for $125 and it's too expensive? Myriad offers some of the best value IMO. Yeah I'm biased. You're lucky he doesn't charge $200+ like the rest of them do. I have really liked Dr. Crane in the past and I can agree that it is now unfortunately a relative value, but you're the one that...
by Marshall Gelb
March 1st, 2017, 3:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Single greatest American wine ever made?
Replies: 221
Views: 14341

Single greatest American wine ever made?

My three favorites would be: 1970 BV Private Reserve 1975 Phelps "Eisele" 1971 Ridge "Eisele" All just fantastic at that time.... Cheers! Marshall champagne.gif Sounds like you might have liked 74 Martha's , 70 Freemark Bosche, and 78 Diamond Creek Lake too. Re. Other posts about 91 Dominus, we jus...
by Marshall Gelb
February 28th, 2017, 3:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Single greatest American wine ever made?
Replies: 221
Views: 14341

Single greatest American wine ever made?

My three favorites would be: 1970 BV Private Reserve 1975 Phelps "Eisele" 1971 Ridge "Eisele" All just fantastic at that time.... Cheers! Marshall champagne.gif Sounds like you might have liked 74 Martha's , 70 Freemark Bosche, and 78 Diamond Creek Lake too. Re. Other posts about 91 Dominus, we jus...
by Marshall Gelb
February 28th, 2017, 11:07 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Single greatest American wine ever made?
Replies: 221
Views: 14341

Single greatest American wine ever made?

My three favorites would be:

1970 BV Private Reserve
1975 Phelps "Eisele"
1971 Ridge "Eisele"

All just fantastic at that time....

Cheers!
Marshall champagne.gif
by Marshall Gelb
February 24th, 2017, 6:10 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Eating and Drinking in Los Angeles
Replies: 1202
Views: 69492

Eating and Drinking in Los Angeles

Jordan Kahn will always have a place in my heart, for Red Medicine and for refusing to serve dinner to Sherry Virbila. http://articles.latimes.com/2010/dec/23/local/la-me-critic-20101223 Not sure I'm interested in his new place at $250/person. Regardless, he can cook. I hadn't actually read that pi...
by Marshall Gelb
February 24th, 2017, 5:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TNs--Mike on Tour--Lunch with Gelbs, Dinner with Hiyake, Aubert, Evangile, Arcadian, Z-H, Others
Replies: 9
Views: 1206

TNs--Mike on Tour--Lunch with Gelbs, Dinner with Hiyake, Aubert, Evangile, Arcadian, Z-H, Others

It was great to meet y'all! I been busy since I got back to AV as we have a Alsce Festival this weekend. Mike I am glad you enjoyed the Clone 05. Our 2014's were just released and are still pretty young so I am not surprised it showed well on day 2. We don't make big extracted wines. That wine is f...
by Marshall Gelb
February 22nd, 2017, 4:30 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Flannery Beef
Replies: 129
Views: 11091

Flannery Beef

Jay, Grilled 5 of the 10 oz. versions on Saturday night. Killer, melt in your mouth goodness. My wife preferred these to the the Cal. rib eyes but I'm not sure. Maybe some more research is required. [cheers.gif] I'm going to cook a couple of the rib cap medallions tonight. There's snow everywhere, ...
by Marshall Gelb
February 22nd, 2017, 4:26 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Eating and Drinking in Los Angeles
Replies: 1202
Views: 69492

Eating and Drinking in Los Angeles

Personally, I found Spring to be wonderful. They do a very nice tasting menu and the corkage is reasonable. The dinner is civilized and well paced. What is Spring's corkage policy, Marshall? Thanks. I think it is $35...not cheap but more than fair (to me) for a restaurant of this caliber. I would c...
by Marshall Gelb
February 21st, 2017, 5:15 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Eating and Drinking in Los Angeles
Replies: 1202
Views: 69492

Eating and Drinking in Los Angeles

Lots of different ideas floating around in this post. Personally, I found Spring to be wonderful. They do a very nice tasting menu and the corkage is reasonable. The dinner is civilized and well paced. That pace is exactly why I did not really love Otium . They bring things "when they are ready" and...
by Marshall Gelb
February 21st, 2017, 4:59 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Any "NEW" New Orleans dining experiences?
Replies: 34
Views: 2961

Any "NEW" New Orleans dining experiences?

Coquette is, for me, the best restaurant in the city. Consistently interesting, executes at a high level, and the tasting menu is always a tremendous value. +1 for Compere Lapin as well. Nina Compton is lights out. We've been to the Carribean Room 3 or 4 times since it reopened and it's a great tim...
by Marshall Gelb
February 21st, 2017, 3:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TNs--Mike on Tour--Lunch with Gelbs, Dinner with Hiyake, Aubert, Evangile, Arcadian, Z-H, Others
Replies: 9
Views: 1206

TNs--Mike on Tour--Lunch with Gelbs, Dinner with Hiyake, Aubert, Evangile, Arcadian, Z-H, Others

that was a great lunch. the chicken was awesome! very generous review of the l'evangile - i personally couldn't overcome the greenies ;) ... but then again, i've been off all weekend with a head cold. cheers, Glad we were able to grab a lunch before you had to swim back to the Central Valley and Mi...

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