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by M. Meer
November 16th, 2020, 11:20 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ah So — Ah Sucks!
Replies: 47
Views: 2667

Re: Ah So — Ah Sucks!

If I feel the cork slipping in, I stop inserting the Ah So and twist up slightly. Then, I continue to rock it back in and repeat until it's extracted.
by M. Meer
November 9th, 2020, 12:11 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Waygu beef from Costco. Too Much Fat!!!
Replies: 44
Views: 2023

Re: Waygu beef from Costco. Too Much Fat!!!

Mich@el Ch@ng wrote:
November 8th, 2020, 7:41 am
I like making a5 with reverse sear.
Reverse sear, slice, and finish it on a hot griddle alongside whole shiitake mushrooms. As a finale, use rendered fat to make kimchi fried rice.
by M. Meer
November 8th, 2020, 4:32 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Waygu beef from Costco. Too Much Fat!!!
Replies: 44
Views: 2023

Re: Waygu beef from Costco. Too Much Fat!!!

A little goes a real long way. Absolutely. Diced and skewered is also a nice way to go. Beef is just one (albeit an important) part of a great izakaya night out. Some of my favorite experiences at Raku in Vegas may have involved no more than 6-9oz for the table. It is probably some of the best beef...
by M. Meer
November 7th, 2020, 12:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Giving up drinking for the rest of the year.
Replies: 23
Views: 1609

Re: Giving up drinking for the rest of the year.

I started in March 😞
by M. Meer
November 5th, 2020, 10:12 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Geriatric Cellar Planning
Replies: 70
Views: 3766

Re: Geriatric Cellar Planning

After not having purchased any red since the '05 vintage, I hopped back on the Bordeaux bus this year for some odds and ends and wedding year wine (Carmes Haut Brion and Beau Sejour Becot so far). I will probably dip back in for the kids but not remotely close to the levels of previous years. Pretty...
by M. Meer
November 5th, 2020, 8:18 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: GLASVIN a new handmade glass for $25!
Replies: 224
Views: 19176

Re: GLASVIN a new handmade glass for $25!

George Chadwick wrote:
October 16th, 2020, 1:08 pm
I could be more careful but it takes the fun out of wine tasting.
[thumbs-up.gif]
by M. Meer
November 4th, 2020, 11:21 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: PSA: Krug 168 for $137
Replies: 62
Views: 5427

Re: PSA: Krug 168 for $137

Argh... I srsly hate u guys.
(Thanks for sharing!)
by M. Meer
October 30th, 2020, 3:04 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Eating and Drinking in Los Angeles
Replies: 1202
Views: 69643

Re: Eating and Drinking in Los Angeles

G. Greenbaum wrote:
October 28th, 2020, 11:38 am
IMHO, the best Lebanese in the city (and corkage is free), but no wine glasses.
My vote goes to Skaf's, but all good! Have had some good times at Carousel.
by M. Meer
October 28th, 2020, 8:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Two for '88
Replies: 5
Views: 481

Re: Two for '88

Markus S wrote:
October 28th, 2020, 6:40 am
Well played. [cheers.gif]
It was a long time coming 🙂.

I think they would have gotten the tying run even if he stayed. The bullpen did a good job of not letting the game get out of hand with Snell in there.
by M. Meer
October 28th, 2020, 12:14 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Two for '88
Replies: 5
Views: 481

Re: Two for '88

Thomas limping around the court draining bucket after bucket in game 6 is etched in my memory. He was unreal. The Lakers were fortunate to pull it off.
by M. Meer
October 27th, 2020, 9:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Two for '88
Replies: 5
Views: 481

Two for '88

It's been 32 years since the Dodgers won the World Series (coincidentally, the Lakers won the same year as well). To commemorate: 1988 Marcarini Brunate Cherry, plum, smoke, cinnamon, anise, mahogany, leather, dried leaves, and black tea. Ample amount of warm fruit on the palate. Medium bodied with ...
by M. Meer
October 23rd, 2020, 10:20 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Truffles 2020
Replies: 27
Views: 1808

Re: Truffles 2020

Clayton Wai-Poi wrote:
October 22nd, 2020, 2:22 pm
Cooking for a crowd, so slumming it with burgundy truffles this weekend.
I've enjoyed coddled egg with truffle three mornings in a row (and counting). Things ain't so bad in these here slums 😅.
by M. Meer
October 22nd, 2020, 11:49 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Truffles 2020
Replies: 27
Views: 1808

Re: Truffles 2020

Black truffle from Alba very nice as well! 🤤
by M. Meer
October 21st, 2020, 10:25 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Winebid Shipping
Replies: 36
Views: 3076

Re: Winebid Shipping

LMAO, not wine, thankfully. It's been more places then I have in the past 3 years and still going. in transit Oct 21 12:23 PM In Transit SOMERSET TWP, PA Oct 20 11:20 PM In Transit VANDALIA, IL Oct 20 11:19 AM In Transit HYDRO, OK Oct 19 10:13 PM In Transit GALLUP, NM Oct 19 9:03 AM Departed FedEx L...
by M. Meer
October 19th, 2020, 4:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Real winenerd wines
Replies: 164
Views: 5550

Re: Real winenerd wines

That reminds me... If it's not in the application, it might not exist
https://winecentury.com/membership/
by M. Meer
October 19th, 2020, 10:42 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Real winenerd wines
Replies: 164
Views: 5550

Re: Real winenerd wines

Robert.A.Jr. wrote:
October 18th, 2020, 9:22 am

I ordered some of the Cot from Chambers, looking forward to trying it!
Have you tried Rocher des Violettes?
https://www.skurnik.com/sku/touraine-co ... tes-2-2-2/
by M. Meer
October 17th, 2020, 8:52 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Burgundy (aka $100) Daily / Weekly Drinker
Replies: 108
Views: 4417

Re: The Burgundy (aka $100) Daily / Weekly Drinker

Gerard Mugneret Boudots
by M. Meer
October 16th, 2020, 5:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Burgundy (aka $100) Daily / Weekly Drinker
Replies: 108
Views: 4417

Re: The Burgundy (aka $100) Daily / Weekly Drinker

Drouhin Chambolle 1er
by M. Meer
October 16th, 2020, 12:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Value plays in St. Julien...
Replies: 35
Views: 1764

Re: Value plays in St. Julien...

Further, other Bordeaux appalations like Margaux and St Esteph may have more price/quality wines to consider like Siran, Labegorce, Les Orme de Pez, Capburn and Meyney - all in the $25-$30 price range. Hey, won't be too long before the 2020 Bordeaux are offered. Yep, not much to add to the thread. ...
by M. Meer
October 15th, 2020, 10:53 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Organic Sans Soufre....
Replies: 9
Views: 668

Re: Organic Sans Soufre....

by M. Meer
October 14th, 2020, 12:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Help me buy ~200 bottles of Bordeaux to drink by 2024
Replies: 23
Views: 1889

Re: Help me buy ~200 bottles of Bordeaux to drink by 2024

200 bottles of Bordeaux? What are the other 800 bottles going to be? 😅
by M. Meer
October 14th, 2020, 10:03 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2012 Thierry Germain Domaine des Roches Neuves Les Memoires, Saumur Champigny - Not Rougeard
Replies: 41
Views: 2222

Re: TN: 2012 Thierry Germain Domaine des Roches Neuves Les Memoires, Saumur Champigny - Not Rougeard

What a neat vertical! I hope it suits your tastes, Julian. Based on this bottle, I'm apt to open the next one in a couple of years and drink the rest over the next several.
by M. Meer
October 11th, 2020, 11:43 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2012 Thierry Germain Domaine des Roches Neuves Les Memoires, Saumur Champigny - Not Rougeard
Replies: 41
Views: 2222

Re: TN: 2012 Thierry Germain Domaine des Roches Neuves Les Memoires, Saumur Champigny - Not Rougeard

This is a very special vineyard with sold old vine of 110+ years. It’s sorts new to Theirry’s portfolio, looking forward to see him develop this cuvee over time. Absolutely! I think that shows through. With such extreme swings in weather conditions from year to year, I think vine material and geogr...
by M. Meer
October 11th, 2020, 11:05 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2012 Thierry Germain Domaine des Roches Neuves Les Memoires, Saumur Champigny - Not Rougeard
Replies: 41
Views: 2222

Re: TN: 2012 Thierry Germain Domaine des Roches Neuves Les Memoires, Saumur Champigny - Not Rougeard

Judging from your note, when I had this 4 years ago, I liked this more than you did. Fast forward to yesterday, I was pleased by the nose (crunchy black fruit, anisette, citrus peel, crushed seashell, smoke, wild game, pepper, and tobacco). The palate was more thin and tart than I expected. I follow...
by M. Meer
October 9th, 2020, 9:28 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2011 Domaine Baudry Chinon Franc de Pied - Geeks Unite!
Replies: 22
Views: 1010

Re: TN: 2011 Domaine Baudry Chinon Franc de Pied - Geeks Unite!

Thanks Markus - I know and like those ones! Another Chinon FDP, although not quite as good I think, is Coulaine. Thanks for the rec! Pretty silly what's become of the Baudry. Had it in mind to pick up a few in addition to the other cuvées but never got around to it. Most likely not happening now, h...
by M. Meer
October 8th, 2020, 11:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2011 Domaine Baudry Chinon Franc de Pied - Geeks Unite!
Replies: 22
Views: 1010

Re: TN: 2011 Domaine Baudry Chinon Franc de Pied - Geeks Unite!

Robert.A.Jr. wrote:
October 8th, 2020, 1:05 pm
The Les Memoires cuvee could be a future superstar. All fun stuff!
I have a '12 slotted for drinking. I'm thinking this is the weekend with the weather cooling down.

flirtysmile
by M. Meer
October 8th, 2020, 12:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2011 Domaine Baudry Chinon Franc de Pied - Geeks Unite!
Replies: 22
Views: 1010

Re: TN: 2011 Domaine Baudry Chinon Franc de Pied - Geeks Unite!

Anyway, thanks for another post which will result in yet more wine filling the Marshall cellar - that sounds like an excellent wine. I've never tried it, but very occasionally bottles appear at auction here at a big premium over the normal cuvées - would you say that they are worth paying more for?...
by M. Meer
October 6th, 2020, 1:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Mother-in-Law Drops Ice Cubes in my Mouchey :(
Replies: 42
Views: 2785

Re: Mother-in-Law Drops Ice Cubes in my Mouchey :(

Jay Miller wrote:
June 23rd, 2020, 9:21 am

Mateus Rose, or Matty as I affectionately call it, is a fine drink with ice cubes. When you're a college student.
Call it Matty Ice and you've got an in with the millennial set 😂
by M. Meer
September 30th, 2020, 10:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2005 Domaine Pavelot (Jean-Marc et Hugues) Pernand-Vergelesses 1er Cru Les Vergelesses
Replies: 5
Views: 345

Re: TN: 2005 Domaine Pavelot (Jean-Marc et Hugues) Pernand-Vergelesses 1er Cru Les Vergelesses

You could copy and paste this note into the Dominode entry on CT, and no one would bat an eye. That needed several more years last time I tried it.
by M. Meer
September 28th, 2020, 10:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: #GlassFire
Replies: 539
Views: 60716

Re: #GlassFire

Man... This really pains me to watch, but more importantly, I hope everyone stays safe. God bless!
by M. Meer
September 21st, 2020, 11:59 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wife's Birthday wine menu
Replies: 5
Views: 833

Re: Wife's Birthday wine menu

I wouldn't call Vernay overpowering. I think you can take your rightful taste as "opener of wines" and decide which others might go well with your dinner. We also had a bottle of Chinon when last had Vernay.
by M. Meer
September 19th, 2020, 10:50 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Vintage Bordeaux wines - investigation
Replies: 25
Views: 2289

Re: Vintage Bordeaux wines - investigation

so, opened the first one. no special reason, so I opened one, that I had the lowest confidence in. Nenin 1937 as you can see the color was rather light - so not much confidence, I was ready to dispose. But actually, it was a charming wine, with light red fruit and complex notes. No bad flavors, but...
by M. Meer
September 18th, 2020, 10:27 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Eating and Drinking in Los Angeles
Replies: 1202
Views: 69643

Re: Eating and Drinking in Los Angeles

c fu wrote:
May 25th, 2020, 2:14 pm
New Moon does a pretty good orange chicken.
Orange chicken was good! Similar texture to the Hop Li in West LA, which has smaller pieces and a bit more tang. We decided to do a takeout throwdown at some point, haha
by M. Meer
September 18th, 2020, 10:13 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Underrated Burgundy Vintages
Replies: 105
Views: 4470

Re: Underrated Burgundy Vintages

2013 > 2008 > 1996, but if one doesn't like the style, probably best to skip. 1996 tasted better young than 2008 or 2013, and 2008 tasted better young than 2013. If the hierarchy now is 13>08>96 that only reflects that the last two are aging badly (and the first might be the next to age badly!). I ...
by M. Meer
September 17th, 2020, 5:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Underrated Burgundy Vintages
Replies: 105
Views: 4470

Re: Underrated Burgundy Vintages

2013 > 2008 > 1996, but if one doesn't like the style, probably best to skip.

I agree with the idea that the duds have been few and far between, speaking strictly of vintages in recent memory.
by M. Meer
September 17th, 2020, 2:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: CA Cab Franc recs?
Replies: 59
Views: 2408

Re: CA Cab Franc recs?

Ken Zinns wrote:
September 17th, 2020, 11:12 am
The Cab Franc from this relatively cool location for the variety often lends a jalapeño note to the wines, which I enjoy.
Definitely tasty in its own right. Thanks for the recs!
by M. Meer
September 17th, 2020, 10:57 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: CA Cab Franc recs?
Replies: 59
Views: 2408

Re: CA Cab Franc recs?

There are at least 4 CFs with fruit from Alegria (RYME, Method Sauvage, Tessier, and Acorn). That could be fun to try.
by M. Meer
September 16th, 2020, 3:53 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Eating and Drinking in Los Angeles
Replies: 1202
Views: 69643

Re: Eating and Drinking in Los Angeles

[help.gif] Has anyone dined at Leviathan (or any of the Scratch restaurants recently)? They seem to be using a ton of precautions while serving in this climate (outdoor seating, strict PPE, limited seating, physical dividers, etc.), but I am still not sure it's enough to convince me to dine out. I'd...
by M. Meer
September 16th, 2020, 1:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: CA Cab Franc recs?
Replies: 59
Views: 2408

Re: CA Cab Franc recs?

Ehlers and Acorn are nice examples of CA cabernet franc (read: not Loire)
by M. Meer
September 14th, 2020, 10:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Heitz buys Burgess
Replies: 14
Views: 1838

Re: Heitz buys Burgess

Interesting connection b/w the two wineries
https://www.winespectator.com/articles/ ... ss-cellars

Have had some really good '70s Burgess. '76 and '78 lined up for the fall/winter.
by M. Meer
September 11th, 2020, 5:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Unlabeled Red Blends
Replies: 7
Views: 911

Re: Unlabeled Red Blends

Nice. Post some pictures?
I assume the corks are unbranded as well...
by M. Meer
September 11th, 2020, 2:28 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Chef’s Table BBQ
Replies: 42
Views: 2699

Re: Chef’s Table BBQ

I preferred Franklin’s brisket over Snow’s when I visited but it was very close IMO. Snow’s ribs were clearly better though. Aaron Franklin visited Snow’s during his PBS show because he liked their chicken. Yes! Their chicken was a standout. Though I wouldn't refuse a plate of brisket. Really great...
by M. Meer
September 11th, 2020, 1:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Unlabeled Red Blends
Replies: 7
Views: 911

Re: Unlabeled Red Blends

Any markings on the bottle?
by M. Meer
September 10th, 2020, 4:40 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Chili Crisp - Different Brands & Uses
Replies: 62
Views: 3016

Re: Chili Crisp - Different Brands & Uses

Betty C wrote:
September 10th, 2020, 3:48 pm
For years, I thought the picture on LGM was of some angry man.
Haha, there was definitely some back and forth for us. She makes mean sauces though.
by M. Meer
September 10th, 2020, 2:02 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Chili Crisp - Different Brands & Uses
Replies: 62
Views: 3016

Re: Chili Crisp - Different Brands & Uses

Mark Y wrote:
September 9th, 2020, 10:42 pm
The Momo version even says its inspired by LGM. :)

$10 for 120 grams?? That’s like a kg if Lao gan Ma. :)
Haha, I've been eating it for 10 years, and I never bothered to look at the brand name until just now. A friend who introduced it to me called it "ugly woman sauce," and that's what stuck.
by M. Meer
September 10th, 2020, 11:12 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2011 Roagna Langhe Rosso (Italy, Piedmont, Langhe, Langhe DOC)
Replies: 11
Views: 619

Re: TN: 2011 Roagna Langhe Rosso (Italy, Piedmont, Langhe, Langhe DOC)

The barbera is one serious wine (but I guess that can be said of Roagna in general).
by M. Meer
September 9th, 2020, 4:28 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Chili Crisp - Different Brands & Uses
Replies: 62
Views: 3016

Re: Chili Crisp - Different Brands & Uses

Popcorn flavoring is my favorite non-traditional use. Mixing into sour cream or yogurt as a dip would be close second.
by M. Meer
September 4th, 2020, 9:23 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Eating and Drinking in Los Angeles
Replies: 1202
Views: 69643

Re: Eating and Drinking in Los Angeles

I ended up doing take out at Fishwives today. It was good overall; we liked some things more than others. Salmon temaki were great. I could eat those all day. I would skip that blue crab, in fact. Mixed greens, very nice. The produce seemed of notable quality, and the salad wasn't just an afterthoug...

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